network resources

Kevin Colby kevinc at
Tue Dec 19 18:36:28 GMT 2000

David Collier-Brown wrote:
> Charles Crawford wrote:
> > When I say the response time is doubled, I mean the total round-trip time,
> > not the time it took for the machine being pinged to respond to the ping
> > request.
>         Hmmn: what if you ping by ip number? If the
>         behavior is the same, then you've definitely
>         eliminated DNS issues.

True, but is the difference the same?  Or does that eliminate a
first-order lag and simply expose a second-order lag?  I got the
impression that the ping difference doesn't explain the whole
story here.

	- Kevin Colby
	  kevinc at

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