Re: Melting the Internet?

Andrew Lih (lih@cs.columbia.edu)
Fri, 05 May 1995 10:36:58 -0400


In message <9505041820.AA16187@loren.net.com>, Alan Larson writes:
> > Machines A + B connected via 10mbps ethernet.
> > Machines B + C connected via Compressed Slip.
>
> This was an extreme case of large buffering on machine B. Most
> real cases would have probably dropped most of the packets from
> the fast blast over the ethernet.

It appears buffering is in fact the cause of this behavior. Perhaps
someone can show some numbers from real Internet routers that would
drop packets on the floor.

-Andrew