[e2e] Are we doing sliding window in the Internet?

rick jones perfgeek at mac.com
Thu Jan 4 19:30:44 PST 2007

earlier someone wrote:

 > I would even go so far as to suggest that we should drop ACKs which 
do not
 > fall on packetization boundaries.

that suggests one is tracking segmentation boundaries, in which case 
wouldn't one be using conservation of packets heuristics rather than 
conservation of bytes heuristics - packet counting rather than byte 

[istr that was part of the issue when Linux tried to implement the 
byte-counting ABC RFC in their packet counting stack...]

The someone else wrote:

> Interesting suggstion.  Would TSO be a problem?  You'd have to make
> sure that the card never got "creative" and put the boundaries where
> we don't expect.


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