Re: Growth rate

Christian Foisy (
Fri, 25 Apr 1997 02:21:22 -0400

>>>>> Adam D Woodbury <> writes:

> Ahh! Do not mistake the server with the connection between the
> two of you. The internet is the weakest link in the system,
> amplified by the fact we're using UDP packets (they're small,
> light, and love to dissapear).

Having done my share of UDP programming, I also know that they like to
clone themselves and choose in which order they arrive at the other
end. Fact is, many machines are "starving" and bigger blocks seems an
easy solution for both network and server congestion.

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