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Re: MTU of the Internet?

  • From: Frank Kastenholz
  • Date: Mon Feb 09 11:02:21 1998

At 09:50 PM 2/7/98 -0800, Paul A Vixie wrote:
>> There is, however, the spectre of there being so many SYNs
>> flying around that they alone might cause congestion
>> collapse.  I dunno if I should be frightened of that or
>> not, but I am not one of your origin server friends. --:)
>i'm not worried about the syn's so much as i am worried about the lack of
>interstream resource planning.  in all of the popular desktop stacks, a new
>tcp stream does its own slow start...

This isn't a desktop stack issue
this is a server stack issue. even though
the d.t. opens the connections,
the server is the one sending all the
data and the server is the one doing all
the slowstart, ca/c, etc, etc.