> I dunno if this is really the place to ask, but I have no idea where else to
> Has anyone seen signs of connectivity problems between the mainland US and
> Europe? I have lots (like nearly 200) of outgoing mail queued, most for
> delivery to Sweden, France, etc, most since Thursday morning (29th Aug).
> Traceroute runs to those sites I can still get DNS info for times out at an
> IP address with an SOA pointing to Sprint (icp.net). I can't find any
> network info on their WWW site.
There are massive performance problems at/near Pensauken, NJ,
where the 34 Mbps link from NORDUnet reaches USA at Sprint's
connection point. Basically (I have been told) the problem
is caused by several high-speed links coming in, and without
enough capacity at FDDI-rings going out...
As if that would not be bad enough, the saturation causes
trouble at global IP routeing updates from peering routeing
systems to the trans-atlantic link system (well, to NORDUnet),
and as the routers can't successfully talk with each other
(due to 80% packet losses at the times), the routing starts
to flap around making things even worse.
Patience. Sprint is going to replace those FDDI rings with
622 Mbps guaranteed bandwidth ATM, but it will take some time yet.
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