[e2e] Are we doing sliding window in the Internet?

Jon Crowcroft Jon.Crowcroft at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat Jan 5 09:36:11 PST 2008

there were interesting discussions about the bittyrant work last year where a new
torrent client was released and used to do experiments....informed consent from
users was sort of fine printed somewhat:)

on the other hand, if you want a proper control group and a distributed
congestion control or any other resource manager
scheme includes an element of user behaviour, then you haev a problem conducting
science without having uninformed as well as informed users (and non users...)

In missive <477FB5AB.3090601 at isi.edu>, Joe Touch typed:

 >>Certainly. But the key is whether we need a new algorithm, whether there
 >>is a benefit, and whether the benefit warrants the risks. That may all
 >>have been proven sufficiently for a wide-scale test with volunteers
 >>aware that they're participating, but I don't like the idea of releasing
 >>this to unwitting users without making it clear they're part of such an
 >>experiment. IMO, the widescale volunteer test is the step that has been
 >>skipped here.
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