Re: TCP maximum segment size determination

17 Nov 1987 10:26-EST

We implemented a variation of the delay scheme: never send two
consecutive packets to the same next hop (on a single interface) if
there was another packet in the queue for some other destination. It
was easy to implement, at most delays a packet by one packet's
transmission time, and does not suffer from the requeueing problem you
described. It might even fit in well with recent interest in "fair
queueing" (it brings to mind the days when I was reliably sending
>20,000 byte datagrams across the ARPANET - the back to back problem
was very clear when IP fragmented it into >20 consecutive full size
ARPANET packets!).


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