Subject: Re: Networking speed
To: Mark White <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/30/2004 14:11:00
In message <>, Mark White writes:
>Manuel Bouyer writes:
>Ok, noted; I'd seen a few recommendations for these, but not
>investigated the hardware much.  The actual cards are D-link
>DFE-550TXs, by the way, with the ste(4) driver.  Could a
>dropped packet cause a second or so wait in the stream?

TCP interprets dropped packets as congestion loss, and slows down its 
transmission rate rather drastically.

		--Steve Bellovin,