Re: Terminal server efficiency

James B. VanBokkelen (JBVB@AI.AI.MIT.EDU)
Thu, 19 Nov 87 23:22:46 EST

If the window is smaller than the MSS, the MSS doesn't matter much - you'll
never see a packet bigger than the window. I have observed the 164-byte
window feature in Bridge, and the fact that at least one of their products
only sends 82 bytes (I hesitate to guess why..) in a packet, no matter how
much output is pending. This is a box that serves as a milking machine,
attached to a host via async lines.

I think window (or MSS, whichever is the limiting factor) is an important
consideration. I have found that it affects throughput a lot, even in
telnet output situations.


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