[e2e] Why do we need TCP flow control (rwnd)?
fred at cisco.com
Wed Jul 2 16:23:05 PDT 2008
As witness my note the other day, it is always appropriate to describe
what we see.
On Jul 2, 2008, at 3:38 PM, Detlef Bosau wrote:
> 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
> 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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