- Bronze, 100 points or more
RED/WRED randomly pick packets and dropped when the threshold are reached. My question is : Is it always a TCP packet or it could any packet?
So, apparently RED and WRED is more effective with TCP connections according to this document;
WRED is useful with adaptive traffic such as TCP/IP. With TCP, dropped packets indicate congestion, so the packet source will reduce its transmission rate. With other protocols, packet sources may not respond or may resend dropped packets at the same rate. Thus, dropping packets does not decrease congestion.
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