With regards to the Mark Probability when applied to WRED I was wondering why Cisco have selected 1/10 as default.
As I understand it, this means that a maximum of 1/10 packets will be dropped while the average queue depth is between min and max thresholds.
It seems to me that the MPD should increase automatically (and exponentially as the queue depth reaches max threshold.(A little like the amount of energy required to reach the speed of light.)
What is the significance 1/10 packets as it relates to TCP? Why would you jump directly from 1/10 packets to 10/10 packets (once the max threshold is reached)?? why not 1/9, 1/8, 1/7...etc as you approax the max?
Thanks all, I look forward to an interesting discussion.