Melting the Internet?

Michael Sattler (msattler@jungle.com)
Tue, 2 May 1995 15:00:41 -0700


Regarding Borre's recent message about keeping CU-SeeMe obscure by avoiding
USENET newsgroups on the subject:

In general, I don't believe that hiding information is the way to go. We
should strive to educate and encourage responsible use of the medium,
rather than hope people don't find out about CU-SeeMe. Given the media
attention and the posts I see in a variety of newsgroups, the "head in the
sand" model seems not to be working.

I'm very sympathetic about the congestion of the lines between Europe and
the USA; our Australian collegues have been saying the same thing for a
while (and getting their usage metered).

The bandwidth problem is being addressed at all levels. The following is
taken from the Networld+Interop 94 (Tokyo 27-29 July 1994) keynote address
"The Present and the Future of the Internet: Five Faces", by
Anthony-Michael Rutkowski, Executive Director, Internet Society. (See
http://info.isoc.org/interop-tokyo.html)

...A few weeks ago, in reviewing the "metrics" of the Internet at the
Internet Society, we found that all measures of the network and its use
continued to scale inexorably: ever more connected countries, gateways,
networks, hosts, users, services and traffic. A network analyst recently
noted that if one of those services - the World Wide Web - continues its
traffic increase at present rates, it will exceed the world's digitized
voice traffic in three years. We are now watching a global internetworking
revolution scale in near real-time. Every thirty minutes, another network
connects....

It's not just us.

Michael Sattler <msattler@jungle.com> http://www.jungle.com/msattler/ |
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