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Re: AT&T: 15 Mbps Internet connections "irrelevant"

  • From: Edward B. DREGER
  • Date: Sat Apr 01 14:33:52 2006

JL> Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2006 14:02:13 -0500 (EST)
JL> From: Jon Lewis

JL> Maybe they meant that the typical end-user windows IP stack has small enough
JL> TCP windows that when you take into account typical latency across the
JL> internet, those users just can't utilize their high bandwidth links due to
JL> the bandwidth * delay product.

I wondered the same at first, but that's hardly "the backbone".  And TCP 
windowing affects single TCP streams... with bittorrent and similar, 
people have found workarounds.

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