[pfSense Support] Strange TCP connection behavior 2.0 RC2 (+3)

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Wed Jun 29 20:48:55 UTC 2011

On Wed, 29 Jun 2011, Cameron Byrne wrote:

> Sounds like a vendor specific issue :(

Absolutely, but this is way too typical for these kinds of networks.

> Good tcp vs default tcp will not close the window tight due to some
> ephemeral loss or delay.  The penalties are generally too strong in tcp for
> the issues of delay and loss in 3g ... this is one of the main selling
> points for tcp proxies .... but better done with modern tcp on the clients
> instead of a middle box

For what kind of devices? I can get full speed (870 kilobyte/s) on 7.2 
HSPA with single TCP stream on a linux box. Are you referring to handsets 
that get improvement on high latency links?

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se

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