In the last episode (Aug 21), R. W. said: > 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.
It's more likely that Windows 98's 8k TCP window size is the main factor. FreeBSD defaults to 32768 which is way too high for a modem. 5.2.1 does have a dynamic window-scaling algorithm to improve latency, but it only applies to outgoing streams. Try putting these in /etc/sysctl.conf and see if they help: net.inet.tcp.rcvspace=8192 net.inet.tcp.sendspace=8192 -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"