Re: Lateral thinking

Roger Mawhinney <roger@...>

What puzzles me is that my data loss occurs predominately when my system is
not heavily loaded, i.e. when I'm at work during the normal day. I see some
deterioration when I am actively using my PC, but not what might be
expected. I'm really fishing around for other possible reasons - e.g.
Norton Live Update checks every 5 minutes by default, Microsoft network
updates are every 12 minutes, Outlooks checks for mail every 15 minutes,
etc. There are many other background operations going on within Windows.
With a number of non-synchronous repetitive processes, there is bound to be
a time when they all coincide, perhaps overloading the system for a brief
period in time.

Does anyone know what the various timeouts on Windows background services
are and what can be shut down without damage to the basic system?


|-----Original Message-----
|From: David Taylor [mailto:david-taylor@...]
|Sent: 10 November 2003 21:52
|To: MSG-1@...
|> If it's not the PC, what else would cause serious segment loss?
|Is it Eumetsat? Do they give any statistics as to lost or
|delayed segments? Perhaps it is time for a bit more
|investigation away from the obvious over loaded PC.
|EUMETSAT do monitor for missing and delayed segments. You
|will sometimes see News messages when there is a known problem.
|I guess they will have a service level agreement with the
|satellite provider with penalty clauses if a certain
|reliability is not acheived. They have published expected
|availability levels, although these probably related to direct
|broadcast from MSG-1. I haven't seen any actual published
|statistics myself. I know that they value missing segment
|reports, though.
|As a victim of the unexplained missing segments (UMS), I would
|like to know the answer as well!
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