[mrtg] Re: Cisco Buffer Hits OID

Patrick Bartkus patrckb at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 10 14:10:02 MEST 2001


I think I heard tje 50% rule-of-thumb originally at a Network General (now 
Sniffer Technologies) sniffer class. It sounds good and it makes logical 
sense. If the "average" utilization is 50% that means that there are 
probably packets that get stuck waiting in line to go down the pike 
(buffered in a queue). For applications that are delay-sensitive, queued 
packets are a BAD THING.

Other than that, I cannot provide a published source of that figure.

Patrick Bartkus, CCNP Certified	Sr. Network Support Analyst
Fleet Mortgage Group		    Columbia, SC
If truth was not absolute, how could there be justice?

>From: "Jonathan Ford" <jwf_100 at hotmail.com>
>I was hoping that you could direct me
>to the source of the 50% rule of thumb so I could show some "black & white"
>proof that this is true.

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