RINA - scott whaps at the nanog hornets nest :-)

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Sat Nov 6 20:58:13 CDT 2010

On 11/6/2010 7:21 PM, George Bonser wrote:
> (quote)
> Let's take an example: New York to Los Angeles. Round Trip Time (rtt) is
> about 40 msec, and let's say packet loss is 0.1% (0.001). With an MTU of
> 1500 bytes (MSS of 1460), TCP throughput will have an upper bound of
> about 6.5 Mbps! And no, that is not a window size limitation, but rather
> one based on TCP's ability to detect and recover from congestion (loss).
> With 9000 byte frames, TCP throughput could reach about 40 Mbps.

I prefer much less packet loss in a majority of my transmissions, which 
in turn brings those numbers closer together.


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