[e2e] TCP ex Machina

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Thu Jul 25 14:00:00 PDT 2013

On 7/21/2013 11:35 PM, Fred Baker (fred) wrote:
> But I think maximizing throughput while minimizing the probability of loss is probably the holy grail.

It also depends on whether you measure that as an individual or as a group.

I tend to think of TCP as supporting the most participants having 
reliable communication as a primary goal, and a secondary goal to 
maximize (though not optimize) the aggregate data per unit time -- 
subject to the primary goal.

I.e., it's not about max BW for a given connection, and it also almost 
never means minimizing the transfer time for a single connection.


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