[svlug] Reprise: Adjusting retransmission parameters
shaeffer at best.com
Mon Feb 19 15:49:01 PST 2001
On Mon, Feb 19, 2001 at 07:17:27AM -0800, Eric Nickell wrote:
> Is there no way to recharacterize the retransmission parameters?
> > The main problem is that I'm using Sprint Wireless. (No DSL, no cable
> > modems available in my area.) The medium is very bursty. High
> > throughput, long latency, and dropped packets ranging from 1-2% to more
> > than 50%, depending on time of day.
> > I suspect (but don't know for sure) that the dropped packets are being
> > lost from my house to their antenna, not the other way around.
> > Moreover, I suspect that I could improve the situation (not fix, just
> > improve) by adjusting the time my linux box waits before retransmitting
> > a packet. I have looked through the documetation for the /proc
> > variables, but if there's something relevant there, I didn't recognize
> > it.
> > My setup is a fairly vanilla install of RH7.0, sitting behind a Ravelin
> > VPN box.
Did you look here?
It defines all your /proc options in there. You probably want to use a
2.4.x kernel--preferrably 2.4.1 or newer. After you look around in
there, come back and ask additional questions with a bit more specificity.
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