Re: [aqm] TCP ACK Suppression

David Lang <david@lang.hm> Fri, 09 October 2015 19:30 UTC

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Subject: Re: [aqm] TCP ACK Suppression
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On Fri, 9 Oct 2015, Joe Touch wrote:

> On 10/9/2015 11:48 AM, David Lang wrote:
>>> I.e., there are a lot of things there for a reason. Yes, nothing is
>>> immutable, but simply claiming "I need it now" and "nobody has
>>> complained" isn't considered a reasonable way to deploy changes in the
>>> wild.
>>
>> similarly, it's not right to assume that the conditions haven't changed.
>>
>> In this case, we have a changed situation. The ACKs are _not_ going to
>> flow at their 'natural' rate. That assumption has already failed. What
>> we are discussion is the impact of these changes in the face of this
>> broken assumption.
>
> Discuss first, deploy later.

Rough Concensus and Working Code

How can you tell if it actually works if you don't try it :-)

David Lang