Shady areas of TCP window autotuning?

Joe Maimon jmaimon at
Tue Mar 17 16:47:16 UTC 2009

Leo Bicknell wrote:

> As network operators we have to get out of the mind set that "packet
> drops are bad".  

They are bad.

> TCP needs drops to manage to the right speed.

This is whats bad. TCP should be slightly more intelligent and start 
considering rtt jitter as its primary source of congestion information.

Designing L2 network performance to optimize a l3 protocol is backwards.

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