[e2e] bytes vs packets

Craig Partridge craig at aland.bbn.com
Mon Jul 28 18:54:39 PDT 2003

In message < at pop.interlap.com.ar>, Fernando Go
nt writes:

>While discussing the third reason (3), he states "It was not clear if this 
advantage would be important; it turned out to be critical."
>Wasn't any sending-side solution (such as Nagle's algorithm) considered at 
>that time?

Nagle's is a rule for combining data before creating a TCP segment.

The issue that Dave refers to is situations such as when you've sent
two segments and on retransmission send one segment containing the
data of both.  (More broadly, the text you quote seems to reflect TCP pre
the invention of IP).


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