Online gaming and file downloads - latency hell!
Olivier.Nicole at cs.ait.ac.th
Mon Jun 21 05:59:56 UTC 2010
> I've read about people trying
> to throttle outgoing ACKs to slow down their download but that still
> wouldn't rearrange any incoming data packets so I don't see how that
> would help. I haven't tried it myself though but neither have I read
> about anyone successfully accomplishing this.
TCP uses a window: the maximum number of packects that you can receive
before you send an ACK. As long as ACK come flowing, the window size
Limit the ACK, you limit/reduce the size of the window, so you
limit/reduce the incoming trafic.
I beleive there could even be some nasty rewritting that would
artifically change the window size so the TCP stream is slowed down.
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