[smokeping-users] Smokeping false packet loss?

Gregory Sloop gregs at sloop.net
Sun Feb 21 05:51:35 CET 2016

ET> This is a side track, but I'm not in complete agreement regarding that
ET> "all loss is evil".  Losses due to transmission failures (CRC errors
ET> etc) are bad.  Losses due to congestions are a good thing, else you
ET> end up in a bufferbloat scenario with large latencies.  (I'm a network
ET> engineer, one of the DSL routers had a buffer so large that we had 30
ET> seconds delay on ADSL, which is not a good user experience).

I don't beleive I claimed it was the _worst_ possible thing, in every circumstance. :) But I think we'd generally agree that all losses are bad. [Even if it's not the worst possible outcome.]

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