Re: Moskowitz on MARCA from 1995

Ben Black (
Thu, 18 Nov 1999 17:02:33 -0800

> Adjust your TCP window. Most TCP/IP stacks are configured to
> acknowledge every packet. Changing this window to at least every
> other packet up to every fifth packet can significantly improve
> performance and bandwidth usage of batch applications like FTP,

Interesting concept. At best, he is referring to slow start, at
worst he doesn't understand how TCP changes its window size to
adapt to congestion (or what it thinks is congestion). I'm so
glad everyone writing network applications has such a firm grasp
of basic concepts.