Re: tcp ack

David S. Miller (davem@redhat.com)
Wed, 8 Dec 1999 00:36:11 -0800


If you delay the acks more than 2 packets you will see packet
loss less quickly. Acks are the only feedback mechanism a senders can
use to quickly respond to loss conditions. 2 is a compromise between
wasting net bandwidth, taking advantage of the possibility that the
ACK could piggyback with real data, and having reasonable reaction
time to loss events.

Later,
David S. Miller
davem@redhat.com
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