[AusNOG] Latency sensisitive apps

Beeson, Ayden ABeeson at csu.edu.au
Sat Aug 31 15:42:35 EST 2013

Physically staying connected and actually being playable are two very different things...

Lloyd Wood <lloyd.wood at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

Geostationary satellite link, 550ms rtt delay before adding in rest of path. You'd be surprised how many online games don't work

Deathmatches? Ha.

From: Robert Hudson <hudrob at gmail.com>;
To: grenville armitage <garmitage at swin.edu.au>;
Cc: ausnog at lists.ausnog.net <ausnog at lists.ausnog.net>;
Subject: Re: [AusNOG] Latency sensisitive apps
Sent: Sat, Aug 31, 2013 1:59:40 AM

On 31 August 2013 11:51, grenville armitage <garmitage at swin.edu.au<javascript:return>> wrote:

Online games?

You'd be surprised just how much latency online games can cope with.  The "net code" in many of them is very good at not only dealing with latency, but also dropped/out of order packets.

I play a game where I regularly have ping times of 200ms or higher - compared to people who have sub 50ms pings - and I don't think I actually suffer THAT much for it (instead, my poor record is due to the fact that I just suck).



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