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> On Thu, 27 Jun 1996, Alan Cox wrote:
>
> > 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.
>
> A lot of us on serial connectionss have days when quite a few of our
> destinations see 20% or better packet dropout....

Don't measure this with ping.. measure it with tcp packet loss. TCP backoff
means tcp loses a lot less as its random loss rather than congestion it
gets blatted with - and yes many backbones are now badly overloaded.
Especially if you are unfortunate enough to share a 64K link with a solaris
2.4 or 2.5 box.

Alan


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