Buffer-facing in the Christmas crowds

So, I thought I’d grab a coffee and do some work in Costa using the free wi-fi that the shopping mall is bathing the shoppers with.

[remote@server ~]# ping 79.171.35.196
PING 79.171.35.196 (79.171.35.196) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 79.171.35.196: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.032 ms 64 bytes from 79.171.35.196: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.029 ms 64 bytes from 79.171.35.196: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.028 ms 64 bytes from 79.171.35.196: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.030 ms 64 bytes from 79.171.35.196: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.030 ms 64 bytes from 79.171.35.196: icmp_seq=6 ttl=64 time=0.028 ms 64 bytes from 79.171.35.196: icmp_seq=7 ttl=64 time=0.027 ms 64 bytes from 79.171.35.196: icmp_seq=8 ttl=64 time=0.029 ms ^C
— 79.171.35.196 ping statistics —
8 packets transmitted, 8 received, 0% packet loss, time 7878ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.027/0.029/0.032/0.003 ms
[remote@server ~]# logout
Connection to remote@server closed.
Local:~ user$ ping 79.171.35.196
PING 79.171.35.196 (79.171.35.196): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 79.171.35.196: icmp_seq=0 ttl=52 time=680.538 ms 64 bytes from 79.171.35.196: icmp_seq=1 ttl=52 time=434.284 ms Request timeout for icmp_seq 2
Request timeout for icmp_seq 3
Request timeout for icmp_seq 4
Request timeout for icmp_seq 5
64 bytes from 79.171.35.196: icmp_seq=6 ttl=52 time=676.341 ms 64 bytes from 79.171.35.196: icmp_seq=7 ttl=52 time=965.469 ms 64 bytes from 79.171.35.196: icmp_seq=8 ttl=52 time=779.800 ms ^C
— 79.171.35.196 ping statistics —
10 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 50.0% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 434.284/707.286/965.469/172.116 ms Local:~ user$

No chance. Good job I brought a book.