[CentOS] OT: centos.org web site not responding

Mon Mar 16 21:36:17 UTC 2009
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

Lanny Marcus wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 12:17 PM, Lanny Marcus <lmmailinglists at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The web site for CentOS is not responding. I can ping it OK, but the
>> web site is not responding to http requests from my browser. If the
>> webmaster should happen to read this...
> I know it is working for everyone else. Below is the traceroute. The
> very slow connection is due to us going over satellite (or via
> submarine cable?), from Colombia into Miami. 

its not satellite, or there'd be a hop in the middle that added about 
500mS to all further points.   speed of light up to geostationary orbit 
(about 22800 miles, +/- based on the lat/long of the earth stations, and 
the longitude of the satellite)) and back twice, kinda hard to beat 
that, and the main reason satellite internet isn't very popular.

    *per google, (22800 miles * 4) / c = 489.58 milliseconds*

(* 4 because your packets woudl go up to orbit and back down, then the 
response has to go up and back again.)