When TCP Starts Up With Four Packets Into Only Three Buffers (RFC2416)
Original Publication Date: 1998-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
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This memo is to document a simple experiment. The experiment showed that in the case of a TCP receiver behind a 9600 bps modem link at the edge of a fast Internet where there are only 3 buffers before the modem (and the fourth packet of a four-packet start will surely be dropped), no significant degradation in performance is experienced by a TCP sending with a four-packet start when compared with a normal slow start (which starts with just one packet). This memo provides information for the Internet community.