Can anyone think of a way that the kernels changed in the last few months
that would make "link hogging" worse? In the meantime, I'll try some of
Alan's suggestions and report any changes.
----- Original Message -----
From: Alan Cox <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: ron flory <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 1999 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: network traffic doesn't balence well on recent kernels
> > Jeff Millar wrote:
> > > When using the internet with late v2.2 and recent v2.3 kernels, the
> > > first process to get the link seems to hog the bandwidth.
> > I've noticed this since 2.0.1x, it might be 'normal' yet unexpected
> > behavior.
> Link capture is a normal TCP behaviour unfortunately. You can reduce it a
> on modem links by lowering the tcp window (man route) and/or the driver
> queue length (ifconfig ppp0 txqlen 3 I believe for newer ifconfig).
> What actually occurs is that one session starts to drop packets more than
> other, it backs off so the other takes up the rest of the bandwidth,
> then says the backed off session will tend to fail to get packets through
> on retry too
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