I have been running a TCP connection over a link with 2 seconds round-trip-time.
It started off well, about 16Mbps in both directions (cwnd trained up to 2100
after a few seconds).
After several hours of running, it is now doing only about 2.2Mbps in one
direction, and 3.4Mbps in the other direction. I have watched the cwnd slowly
increasing by one every 2-5 seconds (it is at 440 on one side and 655 on the
other as I type).
Occasionally, the cwnd drops in half or maybe even goes to zero.
The un-acked packets is always == snd_cwnd.
My suspicion is that for connections needing a cwnd of 2000 or so,
the cwnd does not grow nearly fast enough after the connection
has been established for a while. My naive suggestion would be to
increase cwnd by a certain percentage instead of a fixed number (1).
But, TCP has been around a long while, and surely other people
have noticed things like this, so what am I missing?
Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Candela Technologies Inc http://www.candelatech.com