[e2e] Since we're already learning TCP fundamentals...
michael.welzl at uibk.ac.at
Tue Mar 14 02:44:40 PST 2006
Many thanks to everybody for your comments - it's really
interesting to see how many facets there are to this question.
I was just about to ask why you can't use segment
counters with variable size segments (which some
of you mentioned as the reason for using byte counters),
On Mon, 2006-03-13 at 13:52, David P. Reed wrote:
> And in fact a TCP source may use different segmentation in a
> retransmission from the segmentation it used in the original
> segmentation. This has advantages, too, for example when using TCP to
> send typed characters one at a time. There were those who advocated
explains it; and perhaps there are other reasons too.
Anyway, the answers to my question are far more interesting
than I expected. Thanks again!
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