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Average latency to

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< 1ms (pinging localhost)
  267 votes / 1%
= 1ms to < 5ms (servers are across the street)
152 votes / 0%
= 5ms to < 20ms (same US state)
  1001 votes / 4%
= 20ms to < 40ms (fellow US citizen)
  3920 votes / 18%
= 40ms to < 80ms (same continent)
  5544 votes / 25%
= 80ms to < 150ms (a pond divides us)
  6692 votes / 30%
= 150ms to < 200ms (many hops later...)
  1728 votes / 7%
Over >=200ms (still stuck on dialup, or in space)
  2450 votes / 11%
21754 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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  • In the States, 95ms (Score:4, Informative)

    by dave562 (969951) on Tuesday April 23, 2013 @08:22PM (#43531593) Journal

    Time Warner. That pretty much says it all.

  • by tmh - The Mad Hacker (962953) on Tuesday April 23, 2013 @09:41PM (#43532265)

          High latency = slow
          Dialup = slow
    I wouldn't have thought of "dialup" to describe a high-latency connection. (Gee, by eliminating your local router, it drops a hop, and should be faster, right?)

    Years ago, the latency from my DSL provider to some locations was so bad (>500ms ping times) that I actually dialed another ISP on when I was using an especially "chatty" protocol, and enjoyed better overall performance, even though the max theoretical throughput was only 1/20th what the DSL connection offered..

  • 300+ (Score:4, Informative)

    by geekymachoman (1261484) on Wednesday April 24, 2013 @12:22AM (#43533377)

    6 packets transmitted, 6 received, 0% packet loss, time 5005ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 313.723/320.220/329.918/4.815 ms

    Thailand to US. Sometimes it can be even 400 ms to some US/EU server, but to slashdot is 300. Working over ssh on that kind of latency ... is painful, but one gets used to it.

    Internet is good here, it's just that US/EU is so far away.. not as far as moon, but still..

  • by Sique (173459) on Wednesday April 24, 2013 @04:38AM (#43534377) Homepage
    Whenever IP traffic is tunnelled within other protocols (e.g. VPN, ATM, ip-in-ip for IPv6 transit etc.pp.), those nodes inbetween the tunnel ends don't show up in the hops.
  • Re:300+ (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 24, 2013 @05:56AM (#43534571)

    Working over ssh on that kind of latency ... is painful, but one gets used to it.

    You shouldn't have to get used to it. If you have any say in what software is installed on the far end, and you don't need X forwarding, then I suggest you try mosh [].

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