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Does the response size increase the latency? For instance, latency is 20ms; Response size is 2 full segments. Is the response time going to be 40ms or is it going to remain 20ms?

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Sending multiple segments does not increase the latency. The latency is just measuring the amount of time between when a bit of data leaves point A and when that same bit arrives at point B.

However, sending multiple segments will increase the overall transfer time, because both of the segments will have a packetization delay (which can't happen in parallel), even if they can both be traveling through the internet in parallel (one following after the other).

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It will remain at 20ms I believe

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