[Cerowrt-devel] Infoworld: Google thoughts about speeding up internet

Richard Brown richard.e.brown at dartware.com
Tue Jan 24 16:50:20 EST 2012

Infoworld has an article that points to a Google Blog that has a few suggestions for speeding up TCP connections. 

Infoworld: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/012412-google-looks-to-speed-up-255231.html
Google Blog: http://googlecode.blogspot.com/2012/01/lets-make-tcp-faster.html#comment-form

It seems that these suggestions (which include increasing initial congestion window to 10 packets, and decreasing initial timeout to one second) would make bufferbloat worse in the outbound direction. 

I am somewhat relieved that there are a couple comments to this effect in the blog page above. I don't know if the author understands the bufferbloat problem fully, though.

Rich Brown
Hanover, NH

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