[Cerowrt-devel] Recording RF management info _and_ associated traffic?

David Lang david at lang.hm
Sun Jan 25 23:39:23 EST 2015

On Sun, 25 Jan 2015, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:

>> The Computer Scientist will cringe at the 'hacks' that this introduces, but
>> there is far more progress made when new capabilities can be added in a way
>> that's transparent to other layers of the stack then when it requires major
>> changes to how things work.
> Otherwise known as the "Just throw an F5 in front of the whole mess" school
> of network design... :)

Much as you may hate the abuse of standards and protocols that F5 and other load 
balancers use to trick both clients and servers into operating without knowing 
that there are multiple machines serving a website, they do make things a lot 
more better than if you tried make a website reliable and scale without them.

"theoretically better" is trumped by "it works" any day. For something that's 
theoretically better to win it needs to be implemented and be better in practice 
as well.

David Lang

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