Questions about Internet Packet Losses
avg at pluris.com
Tue Jan 14 02:18:51 UTC 1997
> The 4.3 Reno-derived TCPs (the majority) are fairly robust.
>Yeah, but I doubt that they're in the majority. Recent stats indicate that
>about 9% of the packets out there are using an MSS of 512. Another 1% are
>using an MSS of 256. Only 6% are using 536, and 7% are using 1460. This
>indicates to me that there are a whole lot of broken boxes out there still.
I'm wondering why. The easiest way to implement TCP stack always was
to pull the pieces off BSD code. Even oldest MS-DOS TCPs (like Phil
Karn's KA9Q) are essentially that.
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