Drops : Packets and/or/not ACKs
Thu, 11 Mar 1999 16:24:12 PST
When you attach a two state loss model on a duplex link using
`link-lossmodel' after a queue, a packet is lost if it happens to be on the
channel when the channel state was bad. Does this apply to the ACK packet
as well, or do the ACK packets get through regardless of the channel
It seems to me that ACKs get through anyway.
If this is true, is it possible to define, for a TCP session, a forward
link for packet transmissions and a backward link for ACKs? (and hence be
able to define different loss statistics on each, which might not be a
good reflection for all real network situations, but would still help a
If you think this is answered somewhere (Archives or nsDoc), please inform
me where since I haven't found mention of these important details
Thank you in advance for clarifying this matter. Hope it is sunny,
wherever you are:-) It's sunny here in Seattle, for a change!
Electrical Engineering Department,
University of Washington, Seattle.