[CentOS] [OT]Asymmetric connections

Thu Dec 9 23:56:27 UTC 2010
Christopher Chan <christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk>

On Friday, December 10, 2010 03:12 AM, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> On Thursday 09 December 2010 11:00:58 Christopher Chan wrote:
>> On Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:11 PM, Lamar Owen wrote:
>>> Or would you prefer paying kilobucks per month for a tariffed OC3/12/48
>>> or Gigabit provisioned Metro E?  (that's all I can get, and it does cost
>>> kilobucks to get it).
>> Is this residential? One can get 1G symmetric fibre from HKBN for less
>> than 30USD/mnth if you live in a block of apartments. See below. (Please
>> note troll hat on my head)
>> ----------------------
>> FibreHome 1000 Basic Plan
>> - installation fee waiver
>>        ‧ Basic monthly fee	$199
>>        ‧ Contract duration	24 months
>>        ‧ Maximum bandwidth (local access)	1000Mbps Upload/Download
>>        ‧ Maximum bandwidth (overseas access)	20Mbps Upload/Download
>>        ‧ Installation fee	$0
> [snip]
> Sorry, I fail to understand how is this a 1G link? It clearly says that you
> have only 20Mbps uplink to the rest of the world (I guess that's what
> "overseas" mean).

Residential link...we don't care that much about overseas bandwidth, not 
unless we are into the DOSing business :-p

> Granted, the cabling may be able to withstand a 1000Mbps throughput (for
> whatever "local" network may be). But it's not the same thing as having a real
> 1G uplink, which would be much more expensive. Especially if it is symmetric.
> Or have I misunderstood something here?

One gets 1G to hosts local to Hong Kong. Like the local Centos mirrors.

> Btw, what part of the world are you in, geographically? That would probably
> clear up my understanding of "overseas" and "local" accesses... :-)

Hong Kong.