My Reply to: My Reply to: Has CU-SeeMe a kamikaze protocol??

BJ.Culpepper (
Sat, 24 Feb 1996 20:23:00 -0600

Just to let you know, I have received some outstanding
replies to my previous eMail (from Scott, Laurent &
Sgt Daniel W. Erskine Actually every
one was good. It seems however that because I decided
to leave out certain details so the eMail would not be
too wordy, some have assumed that my experience in
engineering networks (12 years) is not appearant. Some
points I will note on that I think should be mentioned.

My experience with providers have been at the company
level and we have established ourselves as providers for
other companies as well. At this level we have required
a guaranteed level of service that perhaps cannot be
applied to individual users (dial-in). Hence therefore
providers may provide more connections than allocated
throughput. A sort of 'keep adding until someone
screams' theory.

Unfortunately for all of us, it is a fact that there is
not one answer - and time will have the final say so.

I know that I am going to receive 2000 eMails on this
question but here it goes. Your opinion-> Since there
are some that are actively in the process of providing
internet service (WWW) to users 'free' (which is paid by
advertising), what happens to your utilization theories
when this gets applied to internet videoconferencing?

Does not the provider have to 'choke up' to the
increased bandwidth requirements (for this question just
assuming that the user number does not change)?