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Re: MTU of the Internet?

  • From: Jay R. Ashworth
  • Date: Mon Feb 09 19:32:19 1998

On Mon, Feb 09, 1998 at 10:24:52AM -0500, Frank Kastenholz wrote:
> At 12:36 AM 2/8/98 -0600, Phil Howard wrote:
> >By loading the images in parallel, with the initial part of the image files
> >being a fuzzy approximation, you get to see about where every button is
> >located, and in many cases you know exactly what it is, and you can click
> >on them as soon as you know where to go.
> things like buttons tend to be very very small.
> the connections never really get out of slowstart.
> loading them all in parallel would help, somewhat,
> to fully utilize the b*d of the path. but it isn't
> very adaptive. better would be to use a single connection
> to load all the images. the tcp will rather quickly settle
> on the 'best' bandwidth of the link and your overall
> throughput will then be optimal.

But, as has been noted, loading things in parallel is a user interface
issue (I'm tempted to substitute the word requirement, there... :-)

Can we move this over to [email protected], folks, before we piss
off Randy, John, and Paul?

-- jra
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