On Saturday 21 August 2004 13:46, R. W. wrote: > I'm using 5.21 on a desktop computer with a dial-up modem. I tend to > have several applications simultaneously sharing the connection, and > I'm finding that this aspect isn't working as well as it does under > windows 98. > > Under windows each tcp socket would tend to receive at about the same > rate, and intermittent, interactive applications would quickly gain > their fair share. Under FreeBSD a couple of sockets at a time tend to > hog most of the bandwidth, and interactive applications get frozen > out. I don't know what Windows is doing right, but I'm guessing it > has some kind collective management of tcp window sizes, probably > tied-in with the slow-start algorithm. > > Is there any relevant setting I can alter in FreeBSD 5.x to improve > it's behaviour?
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