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Re: MTU of the Internet?

  • From: William Allen Simpson
  • Date: Sun Feb 08 14:42:13 1998

> From: "Perry E. Metzger" <[email protected]>
> By loading the images in parallel over multiple TCP connections, you
> also totally screw the TCP congestion avoidance mechanisms, and hurt
> the net as a whole, especially given how prevalent HTTP is these days.
> Unfortunately, as has been seen here, very few people working with the
> net these days actually understand the details of things the net
> depends on, and TCP congestion avoidance is one of them.
Thank you, Perry!

Hey, why bother with that congestion control stuff?  It just makes the
users complain about slowness....  Just spew the packets as fast as you
can, like RealXXX, and screw everybody else.

The sooner Fair Queuing is installed (it has been in many smaller
vendors' products for 5-6 years, why has Cisco taken so long?), with
RED (again, this is several years old), the sooner the blackguards can
be bumped out the way of well-behaved applications.

This is supposedly an operations list.  So, everyone, when are you
configuring it in _YOUR_ Cisco?

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