Re: Network Abuse by Netscape? -- Was: Mosaic replacements, etc...

Nick Arnett (
Tue, 25 Oct 1994 16:13:51 +0100

>For example, it is very possible, for a single Netscape document request
>to max out a full T-1 for a small, but measurable period of time. This
>will, I suspect, cause Netscape initiated web traffic to operate faster
>*AT THE EXPENSE* of all the other network services.

Won't this force competitors to do the same, bringing everyone back to a
level playing field, while improving the *perceived* performance of the
clients (which is a good UI feature)?

Couldn't you make the same argument against people using T-1s vs. people
using 14.4 connections, since the people with T-1s will request the various
elements faster? So we should all go back to really slow connections, with
the salutory effect of reducing the burstiness of the network and servers?
I just don't think so.