Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick

TCP and wireless

Typical TCP retransmission algorithms absolutely blow with wireless. I'll miss a packet doing some ssh, type another 5 or 6 keys before I notice, and then my ssh is hung for 30 seconds even though I can still browse the web.

I thought I recalled Linux now having pluggable congestion control algorithms that can be switched on the fly.... does a Wifi-optimized one exist, so I can auto-switch to it when my wifi interface comes up?

I'm not the only one pissed about this it seems.... citeseer and other places list a bunch of papers on this. I'm too lazy to read them... I want something I can use now. Anybody know?
Tags: hate, lazyweb, tech

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