TCP and WAN issue

Eric A. Hall ehall at
Wed Mar 28 03:53:08 UTC 2007

On 3/27/2007 8:44 PM, Leo Bicknell wrote:

> Jumbo frames are not [required], and in fact make little difference.

They are actually worse in some applications, since they have such a high
propagation delay. Instead of streaming 6 segments spread across a 300
usec time window, you send a single segment that still requires 300
usec... not always with happy results.

Eric A. Hall                              
Internet Core Protocols

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