Subject: Re: Networking speed
To: Mark White <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/30/2004 14:11:00
In message <20040930174641.GC170@celos.net>, 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, http://www.research.att.com/~smb