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> than perfect. Consider it a hunch. The only data I have to back
> this assumption is that when 'ping' indicates packet dropout of
> about 20% or more, Linux' tcp/ip performance becomes untolerable.
> Even old (at least 10 years old) Sun4/SunOS 4.1.1 box seems
> to outperform Linux under these circumstances.

When ping says 20% packet dropout you should be firing the network manager
or whoever refused to buy better links ;) 2.0 should be better than 1.2, but
above about 10% the error correction scheme used by a TCP (ack frames)
really breaks down badly.

Alan


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