[e2e] What's wrong with this picture?
dokaspar.ietf at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 10:54:49 PDT 2009
If there is a lot of congestion, ICMP packets should get dropped at
intermediate routers. Maybe some "smart" router takes the term "best
effort" too seriously and tries not to lose a single packet by
buffering everything on secondary storage...?
On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 6:29 PM, Loki
Jorgenson<ljorgenson at apparentnetworks.com> wrote:
> Satellite link? Probably geostationary from the looks of it (around
> 600ms RTT) - possibly more than one bounce in certain cases. The
> buffers on satellite link modems can be quite large to boot. Little to
> no loss is not surprising given their retransmit capabilities.
> Apparently part of a fail-over if it returned to terrestrial values in
> the morning.
> That accounts for anything up to about 2 seconds. The really high 5-10
> second RTTs still seem pretty extreme even for satellites....
> Loki Jorgenson
> Apparent Networks
> t 604 433 2333 ext 105
> m 604 250-4642
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> For those who have some idea of how TCP does congestion control, I ask
> "what's wrong with this picture?" And perhaps those who know someone
> responsible at the Internet Access Provider involved, perhaps we could
> organize some consulting help...
> (Hint: the problem relates to a question, "why are there no lost IP
> datagrams?", and a second hint is that the ping time this morning was
> about 193 milliseconds.)
> $ ping lcs.mit.edu
> PING lcs.mit.edu (126.96.36.199) 56(84) bytes of data.
> 64 bytes from zermatt.csail.mit.edu (188.8.131.52): icmp_seq=1 ttl=44
> time=6330 ms
> 64 bytes from zermatt.csail.mit.edu (184.108.40.206): icmp_seq=2 ttl=44
> time=6005 ms
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