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

Detlef Bosau detlef.bosau at web.de
Tue Sep 26 10:57:27 PDT 2006

rick jones wrote:
> Maybe I'm trying to pick a nit, but was the underlying problem that it 
> was bursty in the initial transmission, or was the underlying problem 
> really that it continued to retransmit the bursts, without any (IIRC) 
> exponential backoff?
That´s a good question :-) Therefore I placed my initial posting here: I 
read a lot of things about "burstiness". And even more about numerous 
ways to describe this burstiness. For me, it would be helpful to get an 
idea where burstiness stems from.
- mircobursts which stem from probing during an exponential slow start.
- bursts wich stem from senders which continously retrnsmit dropped 
packets "synchronously"
. ...

At least when burstiness becomes an issue, I believe its easier to avoid 
burstiness, or to alleviate, when we know the reasons for burstiness.

> rick jones
> Wisdom teeth are impacted, people are affected by the effects of events

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