[e2e] Why do we need TCP flow control (rwnd)?

slblake@petri-meat.com slblake at petri-meat.com
Tue Jul 1 15:52:40 PDT 2008

Quoting John Day <day at std.com>:

> No kidding. There are some textbook authors who have helped with this
> too.  I was shocked to see Stallings say in one of his books, something
> to the effect of 'In the early 90s we discovered network traffic wasn't
> Poisson.'  (!)  We had known *that* since the 70s!!! I remember prior
> to 1976 scouring the literature looking for work that was closer to
> real, i.e. didn't assume Poisson, or would give us the tools to get
> closer to real.

The following paper may be of interest to those following this thread:

T. Karagiannis, M. Molle, M. Faloutsos, and A. Broido,
"A Nonstationary Poisson View of Internet Traffic",
IEEE Infocom 2004.


// Steve

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