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Re: Unacceptable Delay
From: "Susan R. Harris" <srh () merit edu>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 13:22:48 -0400 (EDT)

Hello Brett - thanks for pointing out the mail slowdown. As it turns out,
there were problems with Merit's SMTP service on Friday evening: our mail
queuing file system filled up, and mail service was out for a couple of
hours.  Sorry for the inconvenience. To improve performance, we're in the
process of moving mail to a new machine with more disk space.  
Susan R. Harris, Ph.D.         Merit Network, Inc.         srh () merit edu
Phone: (313) 936-2100          Fax:  (313) 647-3185

 On Fri, 11 Jul 1997, Brett D. Watson wrote:

  we've just received a bunch of nanog mail here at genuity that was
delay *eight* hours between the time it reached merit.edu, and the
time our mx host recieved it from merit, according to the headers.
we've received external mail from all over the place all day with no
apparent delay.  has *no* one else seen any great delays in the
messages from nanog?

  i don't think the packet loss has been that bad for 8 hours. :)


I would say a lot of the delay is in packet loss.. with MW down, ME is
really loaded at this time.. I get as much as 60% packet loss just pinging
across the Ring.  OUCH!


      Eric D. Madison - Senior Network Engineer -   
 ACSI - Advanced Data Services - ATM/IP Backbone Group  
   24 Hour NMC/NOC (800)291-7889 Email: noc () acsi net

On Fri, 11 Jul 1997, Rodney Joffe wrote:

It's interesting to note the delay in the NANOG mailer. I don't know if
there's any manual operation involved, but according to the headers, Rob
posted this at 7:43, it was received at 7:43 pdt by MERIT, and shipped
out at 8:15 pdt.

I guess we're lucky this isn't an operational list, where time might be
important ;-)

Can we improve this?

Rodney Joffe
Chief Technology Officer
Genuity Inc., a Bechtel company

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