[e2e] Are Packet Trains / Packet Bursts a Problem in TCP?
perfgeek at mac.com
Mon Sep 25 18:45:00 PDT 2006
On Sep 25, 2006, at 7:20 AM, Craig Partridge wrote:
> Hi Detlef:
> Yes burstiness matters.
> Some background reading:
> * Jacobson's original TCP paper. And, if you can find them on-line
> some of the IETF talks before and after. The early TCP was
> bursty -- indeed, it retransmitted bursts. The effects were
> Plenty of operational measurements to prove it.
Maybe I'm trying to pick a nit, but was the underlying problem that it
was bursty in the initial transmission, or was the underlying problem
really that it continued to retransmit the bursts, without any (IIRC)
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