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Re: DNS servers

On Fri, Nov 22, 2002 at 01:37:32AM +0100, Russell Coker wrote:
> Getting a home network to simulate a network that has 20,000 users
> logged on at the same time is extremely difficult.

yep.  it's difficult to simulate heavy loads on a home network.  it's
almost impossible to simulate the seemingly infinite permutations of
real network weirdness (packet loss, delays, asymmetric routing,
brain-damaged firewalling, strange tunnels, script-kiddie lameness,
broken client software etc) on a small test-bed network.

simulation and testing is extremely useful, but you still won't (and
can't!) know for sure whether something is really going to work until
you cut over to it on your production servers.

  "In theory, theory and practice are the same.  In practice, they're

i can't recall who first said that, but it's both true and appropriate


craig sanders <cas@taz.net.au>

Fabricati Diem, PVNC.
 -- motto of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch

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