Could "Total Output Drops" cause resynchronizing of TCP communications? For example with my network monitoring tool, I take an hour snapshot of replication data over the WAN in 1 minute samplings. It's mountains and valleys. I noticed on the outgoing interface that it is taking output drops, about 12,000 an hour. Could it be that when TCP is negotiating the Mb/s climbs then with the output drops so does the speed and then starts the negotiations all over again? Or is there another reason why the data doesn't just level off. I was thinking Global Synchronization maybe?