Re: TCP timeouts

From: kuznet@ms2.inr.ac.ru
Date: Sat Mar 04 2000 - 11:37:46 EST


Hello!

> The Linux TCP stack sets the init TCP timeout to 3 seconds. Stevens
> recommends it
> to be 1.5 secs. Any reason why linux went with 3 secs ??

RFC1122, certainly.

1.5 second timeout is too low, rtts above 1 sec are not so rare,
unfortunately.

Alexey
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