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Re: [lwip-users] congestion control, TCP slow start

From: K.J. Mansley
Subject: Re: [lwip-users] congestion control, TCP slow start
Date: 30 Jun 2004 15:20:14 +0100

On Wed, 2004-06-30 at 14:29, K.J. Mansley wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-06-30 at 14:10, schulz, marco wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > I’m using LWIP on an embedded system for data acquisition that
> > communicates directly peer-to-peer with a host PC.
> > 
> > Is it possible to switch off the congestion control and TCP slow start
> > algorithms in LWIP – I think that some communication stalls are caused
> > by them?
> There wouldn't be a lot left of TCP if you did.  They're almost the
> whole point of the protocol! 

As a follow-up, it sounds like you might be better off using UDP if you
believe that parts of TCP are causing problems.  Having said that it's
rare for TCP to stall completely unless you have a very lossy network,
so I wonder if there is some other problem.


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