[e2e] Question on ssthresh setting in RFC 2581

Lars Eggert lars.eggert at netlab.nec.de
Sat May 13 02:28:31 PDT 2006

On May 11, 2006, at 17:03, Daniel Minder wrote:
> can anybody explain why equation (3) in RFC 2581 is
>   ssthresh = max (FlightSize / 2, 2*SMSS)
> and why this has changed from RFC 2001 where min(rwnd, cwnd)/2 was  
> used.

You might also want to look at http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf- 
tcpm-rfc2581bis-00.txt, which will replace RFC2581.

Lars Eggert                                     NEC Network Laboratories

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