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SubjectRe: want opinions on possible glitch in 2.4 network error reporti ng
On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 01:44:53PM -0500, Chris Friesen wrote:
> The possibility of random dropping of packets in the kernel means that an
> infinite loop on sendto() will chew up the entire machine even if you've only
> got a 10Mbit/s link. This seems just wrong.

What happens if you have the 100Mbit/s side of the link and the receiver
has a 9600baud dial-in modem....

The sending side needs to do throttling based on packet loss anyways, it
really doesn't matter that it's lost locally or on the network or at the
receiving host.


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