[Rack] Action with our Monkeybrains link, please respond if you care

jim jim at well.com
Fri Oct 14 19:20:15 UTC 2011

i like monkeybrains. i've got a machine at 200 Paul Ave. 
(apologies: ) i haven't followed this thread and don't 
know what are the issues; what are they? 

On Tue, 2011-10-11 at 16:22 -0700, Andy Isaacson wrote:
> Dropping treasurer via BCC, no reason to spam all our money people.
> On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 02:53:41PM -0700, Rubin Abdi wrote:
> > > Another relatively-more-evil provider, but one that's fast, would be
> > > to get a Comcast circuit in. If we do, I'd much prefer to tunnel over
> > > it than use them for transit, as I don't much trust them as a company.
> > 
> > I think having a setup like that, though nice, would provide more points
> > of failure to a system not many of us want to dedicate ourselves to
> > already. I also like giving Sonic money because they're not evil.
> I have a Comcast business line at home; it's 22/5 Mbit with 5 IPs for
> $105/mo.  I've been saturating the uplink since the day it installed,
> mostly with Bittorrent seeds of free software installers, and it's been
> very reliable.
> They're still quite evil as a company, of course, but the service is
> reasonable.
> We can definitely tunnel out over a Comcast physical layer to colo
> space.  We're heading towards getting a portable ARIN assignment
> anyways, this is just more fuel for that fire.
> > > TL;DR: if anyone cares, I'm happy to make the Monkeybrains circuit be
> > > useful, otherwise let's just bond Sonic pairs.
> > 
> > Well, I think the first step with plan A is to figure out what shit is
> > so slow. Andy, would you feel troubled for just simply shooting an email
> > to Monkeybrains asking what's up with our current link's bandwidth? If
> > it's stuck at that speed then we have our answer to how to proceed.
> Now that we've paid our bill (Thank you Kelly!) I'm more comfortable
> asking Monkeybrains for help.  Bugging a vendor to whom you're a year in
> the hole is too douchey for me to countenance.
> First thing we should do is get a machine that can route traffic over
> the MB link, and run a 5 minute cron job bandwidth test for a few hours.
> Once we have a few hours of data, we can bug MB.
> AFAIK, the link should be set up for something pretty symmetric.  When
> the link was originally installed, it was pushing about 5 Mbit/sec;
> Monkeybrains tuned it up and we were getting 30 MBit/sec burst, 20
> MBit/sec reliably.
> What bandwidth are we getting now?  Let's get some data and move
> forward.
> -andy
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