Re: Feature proposal (scheduling related)

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed Jul 23 2003 - 09:23:27 EST

On Mer, 2003-07-23 at 15:17, wrote:
> Basically, you're stuck. The biggest part of the problem is that although you
> can certainly control the outbound packets, you have no real control over when
> inbound packets arrive at the other end of your dial-up. One person suggested
> using QoS to help things along - but that needs to be implemented at the OTHER
> end of the dial-up - which means unless your provider does QoS on the terminal
> server, you're basically stuck. Packets will probably just get queued up in
> order of arrival.

There are a few things that help in the general real world but not
mathematical sense. Use an ftp client like gnome-ftp which can set the
rate it accepts data and window sizes. It'll still jam the modem a
little when it starts a transfer but then it'll generally be ok if you
have a bit of buffering for your icecast stream.

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