large number of TX packets on ftp

Fuzzy Fox
Tue Jul 28 23:52:57 1998

Peter Stein <> wrote:
> Shouldn't the receiving end of a ftp session only attempt to send
> something if a problem occurs?

Normal TCP/IP implementations send an ACK(nowledgement) back to the
originator to notify that packets were successfully received and do not
need to be retransmitted.

A good implementation will only ACK every so often, and not for every
single packet.  This is determined by the window size.

Sounds like it's working, to me.

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