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[ih] Internet addressing history section

On 2/16/19 5:49 PM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
> Although both links and processors are _much_ faster than they used to be, 
> the speed of light (IOW point-point transmission delays) hasn't changed. 

I'll agree that the propagation delay hasn't changed.  But the amount of 
time it takes to send X number of bytes is significantly less today than 
it was 10, 20, 30, or 40 years ago.

I have no idea if the time to send X number of bytes has changed enough 
to fundamentally alter equations or not.

But I do remember discussions about ping times across 10 BaseT LAN vs 
100 BaseT or even 1000 BaseT.  People liked to say it's a small enough 
amount of data that it shouldn't matter.  Yet it does.

Grant. . . .
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