lurker: Click play, go and have a cup of tea, come back later and it might be finished. Thanks for the nostalgia trip Telstraclear.
sleemanj: Being entirely hypothetical and ignoring "don't be evil" for a moment, one would expect that if Google were to radically throttle traffic to "non-cooperative" ISPs, that it would be in their benefit by way of "encouraging" pressure on the ISP form it's customers to GET cooperative.
If an ISP has a pathological dislike of peering, and isn't keen on running a cache then you'd expect that Google would find that to be a very non-cooperative ISP.
You would expect that Google could continue to put pressure on an ISP in this way until the ISP gives in, or loses it's customers to a more cooperative competitor. Either way, Google wins.
uber: stream the file gets started and then the caches send a big hit , but your router is too busy with its setting of MTU which is an average low, to make network latency look good.
so the large transmission get cut up into smaller sizes for the home lan settingin the router, taking time then the pc has to rebuild it, which you see as buffering, with stop go playing?
just an idea, max size for ethernet is listed in wiki somewhere,
sleemanj:lurker: ?Click play, go and have a cup of tea, come back later and it might be finished. Thanks for the nostalgia trip Telstraclear.
Somebody should come up with a GreaseMonkey script or something to put those flashing colour screen borders like the C64 had when "fast" loading :-)
uber: i think ive noticed setting mtu to the maximum from default an improvement, of it is close to max the it still has to resize them, and who knows what the router manufactures think is a good default setting between them, my manufacturer recommends (asus) on there site having it set some between 45-65% which is not any where near the max 100% really, but did say the default, each to there own i say, something to look into
I would be really stunned if you could actually prove there is an improvement from messing with your MTU settings - it will very likely bite you quite badly, as well.