[e2e] Spurious Timeouts in mobile wireless networks, was: Re: Retransmission Timouts revisited

Detlef Bosau detlef.bosau at web.de
Fri Sep 2 09:26:04 PDT 2005

Filipe Abrantes wrote:
> Well, if packet loss is hidden by L2 retransmissions, then, packet loss 
> would become delay


> , which can become spurious timeouts (depending on the 

not necessarily.

ARQ etc. results in varying latencies  => VAR becomses large => RTO 
becomes large.

My guess (as usual, I´m willing to accept contradiction) is, that we a 
certain variance in our delay and that´s it.

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