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HP Tru64 UNIX and TruCluster Server Version 5.1B-5: Patch Summary and Release Notes > Chapter 1 Enhancements, Improvements, and Features

Performance Improvement for TCP Applications


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The TCP selective acknowledgment feature is enabled by default. When the selective acknowledgments feature is enabled, the data receiver can inform the sender about all the segments that were received successfully, so that the sender needs to retransmit only those segments that were lost. This improves the performance of TCP applications on a network which is experiencing packet loss.

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