tcp ack

Sandeep Agarwal (
Tue, 7 Dec 1999 23:43:56 -0800 (PST)

In The Linux implementation of TCP we see that for LAN transmission an ack
is sent at least once every 2 full packets are received. This reduces the
efficiency - since the receiver window is around 32k but after the sender
sends 2 full packets it gets an ack(and probably a window update). Won't
it be better to delay the ack further..lets say every 8 full packets -
this will allow the sender to send 8 full packets without having to
contend for the medium with the ack..
Any thoughts on this please let me know ...

Sandeep Agarwal
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