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Re: Questions about Internet Packet Losses
From: Vern Paxson <vern () ee lbl gov>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 23:15:39 PST

So you'll note that there are very clear spikes at 552 and 576 total packet
size.  Further, note that the curve falls off _extremely_ rapidly.  From
that, I argue that case (2) _cannot_ be the case because any type of random
distribution would be much smoother.

(2) is a random distribution plus some spikes, plus some modality due to
TCP's that can only generate packets of <= N bytes for different popular
MSS's.  So I think it still works (but will save more detailed analysis
till later ....).

2) What OS is using a 512 MSS?


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