Re: Anomalous TCP behaviour?

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Tue Jan 25 2000 - 07:42:30 EST

> Is it normal for TCP to skip a ceratin number of bytes and send
> them later when it receives dup acks?

Its possible to drop stuff along the way.

> upto a certain point but suddenly skips a certain number of bytes and
> after receiving 5 duplicate acks transmits not 'retransmits' the missing
> bytes...

That is right behaviour near enough (it may be exactly right latency precludes
telling that). A sequence of acks for the same point triggers a fast


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