Questions about Internet Packet Losses

Tony Li tli at
Tue Jan 14 09:42:35 UTC 1997

   Isn't it unsurpsrising that >40% of packets are small? ACKs?

If one made the gross oversimplifying approximation that everything is
unidirectional TCP traffic, then you'd expect to see one ACK per two data
packets.  Thus, we'd expect to see 33% at 40 bytes.  It is the additional
7+% that's surprising.


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