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

Detlef Bosau detlef.bosau at web.de
Wed Jul 2 15:38:52 PDT 2008

Good rant.

And I coudln't agree more.

Only one problem remains.... And that's a very honest question:
If we agree upon some facts:
- Poisson processes and Markov prossesses are of little use in 
networking research,
- Analysis is not really helpful (and frankly spoken, I hardly believe 
those analytical TCP models, which are around),
- Simulation can prove anything and nothing,
- Observation is not reproducible and not systematic,
so, if we agree upon the fact, that research on networking is basically 
impossible, _how_ can we accomplish research on networking then?

It's of course allowed - and it's always scientifically correct to do so 
- to put in question anything we have.
But if we only see blind alleys, how do we find a way out?

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