prioritizing small ip packets?
doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Tue Jun 14 01:08:37 GMT 2005
On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 06:14, Jeremie Le Hen wrote:
> This is true, prioritizing ACKs is very useful when you want to download
> with full speed while uploading. But I tend to agree with Baldur's idea
> too : I give HTTP and DNS requests as well as interactive SSH session
> (TOS field set to "low delay") a heavy weight in order to have them
> practically unaffected by a big mail delivery or a scp.
There is still a problem whereby a large packet in transit can't be
interrupted by a smaller packet.
One solution I saw for this when doing VoIP over ADSL was using PPPoE and
setting it up for multi-link over one link. The packets get fragmented into
smaller pieces and the fragments of smaller packets get higher priorities.
Not sure how much over head it cost, but ISTR it wasn't too bad.
Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
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