Rethinking the TCP Nagle algorithm

  title={Rethinking the TCP Nagle algorithm},
  author={Jeffrey C. Mogul and Greg Minshall},
  journal={Computer Communication Review},
Modern TCP implementations include a mechanism, known as the Nagle algorithm, which prevents the unnecessary transmission of a large number of small packets. This algorithm has proved useful in protecting the Internet against excessive packet loads. However, many applications suffer performance problems as a result of the traditional implementation of the Nagle algorithm. An interaction between the Nagle algorithm and TCP's delayed acknowledgement policy can create an especially severe problems… CONTINUE READING
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