Re: Networking stalls: More details

Eric Schenk (
Mon, 19 Aug 1996 12:20:45 -0400

Albert Cahalan <> writes:
>It melts down if all machines retransmit quickly. Until Linux is
>on every desktop, you can cheat a bit for better performance.
>I know a place where you could get an advantage if you sent every
>single packet twice. That would be evil of course, and no vendor
>would even think of doing such a thing to improve performance. :-/

Or, for example, retransmitting ACK packets twice? No, no major
vendor would ever do that... :->

-- eric

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