[e2e] seeking help recalling a network term
faber at ISI.EDU
Thu Jun 15 08:30:35 PDT 2006
On Thu, Jun 15, 2006 at 11:47:33AM +0800, weigengyu wrote:
> There is a set of signal lamps every 2km to control railway train go/stop here.
> In telecom, SS7 networks are packet switched networks,
> The SS7 messages/packets are actually controlled link-by-link in operations.
> The mechanism to prevent congestion is to keep the traffic less than 0.7 Erlang for each link.
> Telephone networks works well in general.
Yeah, for circuit-switched fixed-capacity voice calls. :-)
There's more than one way to do most things, congestion control
included, and the problem you want to solve should guide your approach.
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