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Low-level TCP operations and IP latencies?

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The Question is:

TCPIP is a stream oriented protocol according to the documentation. What are
 the conditions, if any, under which it is safe to assume record oriented
 behavior e.g. the conditions under which recv() and send() will go
 hand-in-hand. Such that the next recv(
) returns only all the bytes that were sent in the next send()? My guess is
 that it depends on the size of the records sent (less than 1500? 64K?), the
 pause between calls to send() (relative to the time TCPIP waits to coalesce
 packets) and maybe also the
 network (LAN/WAN and equipment). If so what are the specifics, if any?
Thank you very much.

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answer written or last revised on ( 12-MAR-2001 )

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