---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 11:12:25 -0700 From: glen mccready <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Microsoft violates Mean Value Theorem Resent-Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 11:12:38 -0700 (PDT) Resent-From: email@example.com Forwarded-by: Nev Dull <nevat_private> From: Greg Rose <ggrat_private> While investigating a VPN problem, I ran "ping" from a Windows2000 box across a lossy link which crosses the Pacific Ocean 4 times to get the response back to me. Ping statistics for xx.xx.xx.xx: Packets: Sent = 120, Received = 99, Lost = 21 (17% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 550ms, Maximum = 691ms, Average = 468ms So, the average time for those packets is significantly less than the minimum time, eh? They've clearly divided the total time for successful replies by the number of total packets *sent*, not *received*. Smart, huh? It certainly looks like that Windows ping command is much more efficient than the competition! Greg. Greg Rose INTERNET: ggrat_private Qualcomm Australia VOICE: +61-2-9817 4188 FAX: +61-2-9817 5199 Level 3, 230 Victoria Road, http://people.qualcomm.com/ggr/ Gladesville NSW 2111 232B EC8F 44C6 C853 D68F E107 E6BF CD2F 1081 A37C - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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