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Re: [opensuse] On redundant technology and the context for its use
On 2016-06-05 17:21, Anton Aylward wrote:
On 06/05/2016 10:52 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:


Except that simultaneous speed or however is called, gets killed.
Everything on all ports have to be copied onto a single port, so max
total speed is that of that single port.

Similar to having a gigabit hub.

Indeed!

James points out that normally you mirror one socket, not all. And if
you do, the switch does not slow down, but instead missed packets on the
snooping socket.


And even they it might not matter. Having a gigabit switch and a
package such as the Rogers Ignite 60 James mentioned gives just 60M
download. You need to more than triple what he's paying to get 1G
download from Rogers. Maybe a lot of people do. I don't know any, not
even those who, nominally, run a home business.

Me. :-)

I have a 300 Mb internet. A 100Mb switch slows me down, I need a gigabit
one.

This is done by the main telco here, which till recently was
forbidden to compete with cable or fibre with the new telcos.
Now that they are allowed, they entered the game with big hardware:
minimum 100 MB, fibre to the individual home, not the block. And
months after they improved to 300 Mb for about 7 euros more.

Besides that, I do transfer big files (movies) from one computer to
another, but unfortunately only one computer has a gigabyte socket.
Laptops can not be improved.


I'm sure 'family' settings also justify simultaneous access, but does
that mean that everyone in the house is simultaneously downloading movies?

It can happen. Just with two kids :-p


Heck, the way a lot of software works its in the background. More mail
is being downloaded for me as I have this edit window open, and my
editing isn't using bandwidth. Even if I was using webmail with a web
based editor it wouldn't be using much bandwidth!

What I find very slow is the WiFi. Most days it is around 42 Mb, I
think. I notice with the updates. It is terribly slow with Windows
updates: it does nothing for minutes and minutes, then downloads a
trickle. Previously I did not notice with my 1Mb ADSL, but now it is
obvious that many sites are damn^H^H^H^Hdog slow.



It's all very well making assertions abased on one, perhaps corporate
context, but there are a lot of, a lot more of, home users, and many of
them are 'singletons".

Home users are becoming large users. We want things like video on
demand, and be able to send our videos or photos to others instantly.

Context is Everything.


--
Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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