[LAU] Physical distance performance with Linux?

Giso Grimm gg3137 at vegri.net
Tue May 5 21:45:53 CEST 2020

On 05.05.20 21:02, Chris Caudle wrote:
> On Tue, May 5, 2020 1:07 pm, Paul Davis wrote:
>> The one thing I remember about soundjack from the presentation at
>> tonmeistertage years ago was that inter-continental latencies are MUCH
>> worse than in-country, often to the point of not being very usable. This
>> isn't due to soundjack but the nature of routing across sub-ocean links
>> etc. Just something to be aware of if you're trying to connect and work
>> with people a *long* way away.
> That should also apply in general to the number of routing devices the
> link has to traverse, and general distance.  So same city would be better,
> same ISP  in the same city wold probably be better still.  Best would be
> same building connecting through a single building Ethernet switch.

in our setup we are five participants, all in North Germany (Hamburg,
Bremen, Oldenburg and two villages not very far away). Interestingly the
peer-to-peer ping times are not much shorter than the added ping times
from the peers to the server (in Frankfurt) and back to the other peers.

> I watched that Doobie Brothers performance originally mentioned, and I
> don't think that was live.  That is one possibility if you don't mind,
> have one person start a session then pass it around, everyone adds their
> part.  Not as enjoyable as performing together with other people, but
> probably results in a better quality performance overall.

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