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Re: MTU of the Internet?
In message <email@example.com>, Frank Kastenhol z writes: >recently i was doing a fair amount of image-intensive web browsing >from home. the last-hop dialup line was 28.8. >was on a win95 machine with ftp software's stack. >i was getting real bad performance. ... perhaps this is one of the not-so-obvious benefits of running a web proxy cache such as squid. the greater internet can have larger packets floating around, and the local proxy of the ISP can deal with horrible tcp stacks, retransmissions and client machine with small receive buffer sizes. certainly from on the other side of the world here, i'd say it would contribute to increasing the overall 'goodput' quite substancially, in terms of the behaviour you describe above. cheers, lincoln.