Re: [88attendees] Fwd: Your recent stay at Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Randell Jesup <> Sat, 16 November 2013 13:58 UTC

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Subject: Re: [88attendees] Fwd: Your recent stay at Hyatt Regency Vancouver
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On 11/15/2013 11:02 PM, Paul Wouters wrote:
> On 11/15/2013 10:19 PM, John R Levine wrote:
>> The Fairmont across the street has nice a pool long enough to swim laps, where I never saw anyone else swimming, just using the hot tub,
>> And the elevators have a button in the elevator for each floor, as God intended.
>> Oh. and the coffee from the in-room Keurig machines wasn't bad, particularly considering that they didn't charge for it.
> However, the wifi was mostly unusable and I was lucky to be Canadian and fell back to LTE. I stayed two more days after the IETF, and the wifi worked fine. We
> clearly overloaded it with the IETF, which I hope is fixable for next time.

The Fairmont was wonderful and the staff did a great job, and the hotel, 
while older, is very nice and well-run.  The WiFi there was horrible 
except when the IETF people were away (I'd guess); wired was better.  
Signal levels were pretty poor as well.  I was amused by the "Free 
Viruses" access point....  I was bummed I didn't drop a personal WAP in 
my case to hook to the wired connection.

The MOST annoying thing other than overload (it *is* the IETF after all) 
was the insertion of banner-iframes on http connections.  Tsk tsk (and a 
pain as well).  If I hadn't been busy I'd have gotten someone in the 
Hyatt networking group to set up a proxy we could tunnel through just to 
avoid that.   Hmmmm.  I imagine there are some things that could be done 
to proxy IETF traffic from overflow hotels to the primary (and its 
upstream link).

   Randell Jesup