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CCIE Practical Studies: Security (CCIE Self-Study) by Raymond Morrow, Andrew G. Mason, Dmitry Bokotey

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Configuring TCP Performance Parameters

Tuning certain parameters on your router can help TCP performance in your network. You can use the following options to tune your IP performance:

  • Compressing TCP packet headers

  • Setting the TCP connection attempt time

  • Using TCP path MTU discovery

  • Using TCP selective acknowledgments

  • Using TCP time stamps

  • Using the TCP maximum read size

  • Setting the TCP window size

  • Setting the TCP outbound queue size

The next sections describe each of these options in more detail.

Compressing TCP Packet Headers

By using compression on headers, you can reduce the size of your TCP/IP packets to increase the performance of your network devices. This feature provides the most benefits on networks that have a large percentage of small packets. ...

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