Following is a link to the Navas Group's website with a pretty good explanation of the problem and how it affects the performance of TCP.
offers the following additional information and a possible cure for some folks: For Linux users the free "Wonder Shaper" script does an excellent job of shaping traffic to reduce the effects of big upload or download jobs. It's particularly useful when running a BitTorrent client that's doing uploads. See »lartc.org/wondershaper/
. For my 3000/384 ADSL line I found that setting wshaper to 2000/250 works well, for example.
by rolande edited by lev
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