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John Peters • Edited

Exactly correct view, Thanks.

In the early days of TCP and small slow bandwidth, we saw congestion 60% or more with many hop counts >30.

The Tcp layer would time out based solely on retries.

Customers would complain about speed which turned out to be 10 routers on first leg.

We also saw unreliable DNS services back then. That problem took many businesses down for long periods of time.

Since then network infrastructure has improved so much it's astounding.

I remember doing some work in NYC. Their hop counts were 35 on average.