[R] Order of messgaes/ missing messages
jfbrennan at rogers.com
Thu Aug 5 05:09:48 CEST 2004
Ah that is the answer I was looking for! Thanks.
I can see that a webmail site would/might also experience the same
phenomenon. I was just curious-- not that it bothered me.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Murray Jorgensen" <maj at stats.waikato.ac.nz>
To: "hadley wickham" <h.wickham at gmail.com>
Cc: <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 10:25 PM
Subject: Re: [R] Order of messgaes/ missing messages
> The TCP protocol sends a message as a stream of packets. When packets
> are lost over a particular link in the path from the sending machine at
> ETHZ to a recipient parts of the message will be re-transmitted. A
> message sent after another message can arrive before it if it
> experiences less packet loss on its path through the network. It's
> statistical, you see!
> Murray Jorgensen
> hadley wickham wrote:
> >>Note that if this bothers you then you could try a web-based
> >>email systems (e.g. yahoo, hotmail, etc.) to receive your r-help
> >>messages since the path to any of them would be independent of your
> >>particular location on the net.
> > I use gmail and still often recieve replies before the original
> > message. Why should using webmail make a difference? Surely it's the
> > r mailing list server that does all the sending (apart from specific
> > individual replies)? And the listserve must recieve the reply after
> > the original, so it seems to me that it must be the time it takes to
> > get between the server and you that is varying. Or is the listserve
> > sitting on some emails before sending them? One test would be to see
> > if we recieve emails in the same order.
> > Hadley
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