Does newreno work as designed ?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Fri Jul 4 11:09:33 PDT 2003

In message <200307041349.h64DnuVu012858 at>, Jeffrey Hsu wr
>  > I'm sitting on a ISDN line right now, and I thought the newreno issues
>  > had been solved, but by disabling newreno I get a distinctly better
>  > web-surfing experience.
>NewReno is a sender-side only algorithm and web-surfing is mostly a
>receiver-side experience. If you gather some quantitative numbers
>on bulk transfers or a packet trace, I'd be happy to look at them for you.

Disabling newreno gives a tangible reduction in stalled http requests
for me.

I'll try to get a packet trace for you.

>and see if it affects your web-surfing experience.

If this is the patch you mailed me yesterday, I'm already running 
with it.

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