This is the exact issue. I can only get between 5-7 Mbps. So the question is really what incremental performance gain do WAN accelerators/optimizers offer? Can registry/OS tweaks really make a significant difference because so far with all the "speed enhancements" I have deployed to the registry based on the some of the aforementioned sites I have seen no improvement.
I guess I am looking for a product that as a wrapper can multiplex a single socket connection.
----- Original Message ----
From: Robert Boyle <[email protected]>
To: Philip Lavine <[email protected]>; nanog <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 2:04:20 PM
Subject: Re: TCP and WAN issue
At 04:26 PM 3/27/2007, Philip Lavine wrote:
I have an east coast and west coast data center connected with a
DS3. I am running into issues with streaming data via TCP and was
wondering besides hardware acceleration, is there any options at
increasing throughput and maximizing the bandwidth? How can I
overcome the TCP stack limitations inherent in Windows (registry
tweaks seem to not functions too well)?
You will have problems obtaining anything more than 5-7Mbit/s based
on 1500 byte Ethernet packets and a RTT latency of 70-90ms. You can
increase your window size or use Jumbo Ethernet frames. Almost all
GigE gear supports jumbo frames. I'm not sure of your application,
but without OS tweaks, each stream is limited to 5-7Mbit/s. You can
open multiple streams between the same two hosts or you can use
multiple hosts to transfer your data. You can utilize the entire DS3,
but not without OS TCP stack tweaks or a move to jumbo frames. You
can also use UDP or another connectionless packet method to move the
data between sites. Good luck.
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