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RE: Jumbo Frames (was Re: MAE-EAST Moving? from Tysons corner torestonVA. )
On Mon, 19 Jun 2000, Roeland M.J. Meyer wrote: > I should have re-caveated, for your benefit. I am not testing > with a bazillion-byte file. I am testing with query/response > against a RDBMS host. IOW, a typically real-world(tm) practical > application. The responses range from 3-50KB, with anomalies out > to 100KB. The slow-start algorithm has been identified as the Erm... no, then your problem is opening and closing TCP connections all the time. Don't do that. It hurts you in a lot of other ways. It really isn't appropriate to go around saying "you need larger MTUs to fill a 100 meg link, period" when you really mean "in one particular situation where I am opening and closing TCP connections and only sending a very small amount of data over each, you need larger MTUs". I wouldn't be so quick to say slow start is useless, either. Perhaps with small window sizes, but as soon as they get big enough...