Application performance pitfalls and TCP's Nagle algorithm

@article{Minshall2000ApplicationPP,
  title={Application performance pitfalls and TCP's Nagle algorithm},
  author={Greg Minshall and Yasushi Saito and Jeffrey C. Mogul and Ben Verghese},
  journal={SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review},
  year={2000},
  volume={27},
  pages={36-44}
}
Performance improvements to networked applications can have unintended consequences. In a study of the performance of the Network News Transport Protocol (NNTP), the initial results suggested it would be useful to disable TCP's Nagle algorithm for this application. Doing so significantly improved latencies. However, closer observation revealed that with the… CONTINUE READING