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A method, system, and apparatus are directed towards selectively concatenating data into a packet to modify a number of packets transmitted over a network based on a combination of network and/or send-queue metrics. In one embodiment, Nagle's algorithm is used for concatenating data into a packet. The concatenation may be selectively enabled based on heuristics applied to the combination of metrics. In one embodiment, the result may indicate that there should be a concatenation, or that data should be sent immediately, or that a current state for whether to concatenate or not should be maintained. The heuristics may include an expert system, decision tree, truth table, function, or the like. The heuristics may be provided by a user, or another computing device. In another embodiment, the concatenation may be enabled based on a conditional probability determined from the combination of metrics.

Title
Selectively enabling network packet concatenation based on metrics
Application Number
11/344687
Publication Number
7873065 (B1)
Application Date
February 1, 2006
Publication Date
January 18, 2011
Inventor
Jesse Abraham Rothstein
Seattle
WA, US
Arindum Mukerji
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Jamie L Wiegand
Frommer Lawrence & Haug
Assignee
F5 Networks
WA, US
IPC
H04L 12/54
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