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295113Re: newbie check Was [Re: port 25 submission settings sanity check]

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  • Stan Hoeppner
    Aug 30, 2013
      On 8/30/2013 10:12 AM, Terry Gilsenan wrote:

      > I am not talking about implementing SMTP on UDP, I am taking about the possibility of adding a side-channel for bulk data that would use UDP.

      I'm really surprised nobody has mentioned this yet. It seems there's a
      far simpler solution to the described high latency low bandwidth
      attachment transfer problem: TCP send/receive buffer size.

      If all receiving systems advertised a sufficiently large receive buffer
      and clients could match it, then this latency/bandwidth problem pretty
      much evaporates. A 1MB buffer allows a 50MB attachment to be sent
      requiring only 50 ACKs. Assuming the path is fairly reliable, which has
      been your assumption in your UDP argument, then this is a far less
      invasive solution with similar performance.

      IIRC, not may years ago, a team comprised of personnel at Argonne and
      CERN achieved sustained saturation of a 1 Gbps link between Chicago and
      Geneva, using parallel FTP and an insanely large TCP buffer, like in the
      multiple GB range. I'll have to dig it up.

      This demonstrates that high bandwidth TCP over high latency links is

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