[e2e] Flow Control in IP, Deadlocks in Routing Protocols.

Detlef Bosau detlef.bosau at web.de
Sun Mar 25 11:04:02 PDT 2012

On 03/25/2012 05:58 PM, Daniel Havey wrote:
> Perhaps it does, depends on context.  If the overlay protocol performs it's own flow control then there could be deadlock.

I will have a closer look on the paper, hower: to my understanding, it 

> So we have 2 messages each waiting for the other to complete.  If the overlay refuses to send the message down the stack until the other message is completed then we could get a deadlock.

Of course. However, if we set up an overlay above the Internet, we 
should be extremely careful to introduce mechanisms which may cause 

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