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    SubjectRe: Linux iSCSI Initiator, OpenSource (fwd) (Re: Gauntlet Set NOW!)
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    On Tue, 07 Jan 2003 17:45:03 +1100, Lincoln Dale said:
    > At 12:38 AM 7/01/2003 -0500, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
    > > > What was the underlying error rate and distribution you assumed? I
    > > > figure if it were high enough to get to your 1%, you'd have such high
    > > > retry rates (and resulting throughput loss) that the operator would
    > > > notice his LAN was broken weeks before said transfer completed.
    > >
    > >The average ISP wouldn't notice things were broken unless enough magic
    > >smoke escaped to cause a Halon dump.
    > >
    > >Consider as evidence the following NANOG presentation:
    > >http://www.nanog.org/mtg-0210/wessels.html
    > >
    > >Some *98* percent of all queries at one of the root nameservers over a 24-ho
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    > >period were broken in some way.
    >
    > please don't confuse issues.
    > i think you just epitomized the quote: "there are lies, damn lies, and
    > statistics".
    >
    > you're trying to say that because there is some broken/buggy nameserver
    > code out there, it means that the error-rate for TCP is correct?

    No, I'm saying the assertion that "the operator would notice his LAN was broken"
    is incorrect.
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