In message <[log in to unmask]>, Chris Geerdts writes:
> A ping revealed a number of time-outs which indicate packet delays even within
> the US, which result in their timing out on the way here. My ping to
> www.netscape.com was nearly 30% quicker (averaged) - implying that our
> international link is not entirely to blame.
mtr shows exactly that. no packet loss until the link to the US and
then between 20-40 % packet loss.
> Another problem is that I can only see any of the www.idn.org site on Netscape
[Constructive remarks deleted :-)-O]
> Would IDRC folk mind if I invited a **constructive** test of our home page -
> www.idrc.ca which should have some of the above ideas purposely built in. We
> had a thinktank working on some ideas and we have had review comments
> from ultra-low bandwidth users - but we don't think North American partners feel
> the quality has in any way been compromised.
I forgot to mention in my previous message, that another reason for
loading slow, might just be IIS' fault. It doesn't scale well.
What I really would like to see is a Pentium Linux box with 64 MB
running apache 1.3b7 on the same ethernet as an NT web server
multihomed to the same www.something so that approximately half the
hits land on either side. Then I would like to invite a group of
people (10 or 20 or so, preferrably on the same ethernet) to browse
the site with proxy disabled.