[e2e] Are Packet Trains / Packet Bursts a Problem in TCP?

Detlef Bosau detlef.bosau at web.de
Sun Oct 1 10:14:33 PDT 2006

Lachlan Andrew wrote:
> Greetings Detlef,
> On 29/09/06, Detlef Bosau <detlef.bosau at web.de> wrote:
>> I haven´t read all the relevant papers yet, but hasn´t been there some
>> rumour that these LRD need at least a minimum buffer size on the
>> routers? In other words: If we take care not to configure buffers too
>> large, would this cure the problem?
> What do you mean by "need"?  It is well known that LRD needs large
> buffers in the sense that avoiding heavy loss with LRD traffic needs
> large buffers.  I have never heard that LRD needs large buffers, in
> the sense that eliminating buffers eliminates LRD.  May the rumours
> that you mention be refering to the first of these?
At least, I understood a post to this list some months ago in that way 
that a certain minimum of buffer space is a necessary condition for LRD 
to cause problems.

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