You can optimize data access to remote servers by adjusting the size of the network packet. Configuring the packet size provides a choice between responsiveness and overall throughput. Larger packets provide less packet overhead and better throughput. Smaller packets are more responsive. An application can change the packet size by using the DB-Library DBSETLOACKET() call. The packet size can also be changed while using the BCP and ISQL utilities, using the [/a packetsize] parameter.