27 May 1986 05:37-EDT
Aside from bugs, there are a couple of reasons for retransmissions (this
is a generic comment, not specific to the VAX code):
1. timeout awaiting ACK leads to retransmissions
2. ACK fails to arrive at all (then see 1 above).
Do you know what the path was between the source/sink of this
TCP connection? Were there any long delay nets (e.g. SATNET)?
Network congestion? Overloaded gateways?
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.0b3 on Thu Mar 09 2000 - 14:36:33 GMT