Any clues to source of this delay?

Aahz Maruch aahz at
Tue Aug 3 13:23:35 EDT 1999

In article <al8vhaxtg1y.fsf at>,
Markus Stenberg  <mstenber at cc.Helsinki.FI> wrote:
>On Linux, single connections have 'glass ceiling' of 50 roundtrips/second;
>no matter what I kludge, it seems to stay there. Only way to fix this was
>to send 'empty' packets after processed ones, thus increasing throughput by
>about 5X.
>On NT, the glass ceiling is same, just 1/10 of Linux's (5

I can probably explain part of the NT problem: I bet you're using
Workstation instead of Server.  Workstation has artificial limits.
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