Hi friends, I am a relative newbie, so please don't flame me if my question doesn't make sense.
In a network experiment to determine appropriate length of router buffers, I am using pfctl on FreeBSD 5.3 to limit the bandwidth to 100 Mbps on a 1 Gig link and limit the queue to 240 packets, and I use iperf for sending out data. Connection is maintained between two routers running FreeBSD 5.3, connected by a 1 Gig link. I monitor on sender the pfctl and iperf statisitcs. As I see the iperf throughput go down from 94 Mbps to 50 Mbps and then rise again in accordance with the classic sawtooth curve of TCP, it is clear that there must have been a packet drop, but "pfctl -s -queue -v -v" at the sender shows 0 losses and 0 drops. Moreover, the queue length as reported never overflows. Even netstat shows 0 retransmissions! I tried this with queue lengths of 50, 100, 240, 10 and 5. Only when queue length is on the order of 5 or 10 do I see packet drops in pfctl report (and also retransmissions in the netstat report); however, since I have limited the bandwidth and the outgoing traffic is shaped by this limitation, it is clear that there must be some packet losses in other cases as well. So, I tend to think that some other queueing is occuring apart from the ALTQ, and drops are occuring there. If so, how can I obtain those statistics? Thanks a lot for your help! Ashish _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"