Re: [aqm] TCP ACK Suppression

Joe Touch <touch@isi.edu> Fri, 09 October 2015 18:56 UTC

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Subject: Re: [aqm] TCP ACK Suppression
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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.

Joe