How fast & bad is your internet connection: redux

A few days ago I posted about this new tool from dslreports, which measured how your connection behaved under load.

Well this week I am in San Jose (Intel Network Builders, OPNFV, NFV World Congress: the trifecta!)

And here, from San Jose, you can pretty much spit and hit Mountain View (Google HQ, home of the original vanity-plate IP, 8.8.8.8). So, enjoying some particularly variable performance on the network here, i try a little ping action.
<pre>$ ping 8.8.8.8
PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=1 ttl=56 time=5007 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=2 ttl=56 time=5256 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=3 ttl=56 time=5159 ms</pre>
Yes, 5+ seconds of latency. Without loss. This means that poor TCP things, hey, lets go faster, o no, no ack, slow down, o wait, got the packet, what do i do?

You have to blindfold yourself to use ssh over this.

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