[Mono-osx] Packet loss with sockets
Miguel de Icaza
miguel at ximian.com
Mon Aug 14 14:52:46 EDT 2006
> Under mac os x the same code results in packet loss. The greater the
> distance between server and client, the greater the loss. I'm pretty sure
> this is due to mono for two reasons:
I doubt that this is a Mono issue.
> 1) I've tried pinging various servers using native utilities, and no packet
> loss is apparent.
How do you know that packets are not being lost and just being resent by
> 2) If it were a problem with the mac's network card, I wouldn't think
> distance would be such a factor. But when on a local network, the packet
> loss is minimal (though still occures), while over larger distances there's
> as much as 90% packet loss.
> My understanding is that tcp is supposed to be guarenteed to not have packet
> loss, as any lost packets are detected and resent. So I would think that if
> there was a problem with the network card the rate of transmission would
> just be very slow. But packets are lost and not resent.
> Has anyone else seen this? I'm not an expert with such things, so is it
> possible that it actually is a hardware issue?
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