[e2e] bytes vs packets
craig at aland.bbn.com
Mon Jul 28 18:54:39 PDT 2003
In message <126.96.36.199.2.20030728145454.00ae2d30 at pop.interlap.com.ar>, Fernando Go
>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
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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