Re: Mail Bridge Performance


J. Noel Chiappa (JNC@XX.LCS.MIT.EDU)
Sat 15 Mar 86 00:15:17-EST


        It's not a new GGP algorithm, it's a whole new protocol and
algorithm. GGP is going to be replaced lock, stock, and barrel. That's
the whole idea of EGP; inside autonomous areas you can run any
protocol that you want for routing. There's no visibility across the
EGP boundary as to what routing protocol you are using inside your
autonoumous area. The new protocol is pretty complex; it's called
SPF. It's a lot like the algorithm the IMP's use, with changes to work
well with EGP. BBN can tell you more about it.

        Noel

PS: For what it's worth, on Thursday evening I tried to use an ARPAnet
host from a MILNET site (NOSC) for several hours now (trying to
compose this message as a matter of fact), and the response (at 9PM
West Coast time) was so terrible that I do not have words to describe
it. I tried several different source and destinations, in a variety
of combinations, and was continually getting connections time out,
etc. I tried to compose this message for about 2 hours, then gave up in
in disgust and quit. I have no idea why things were so bad so late,
but the performace of the system was utterly execrable.
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