[e2e] Why do we need congestion control?

Dave Crocker dhc2 at dcrocker.net
Wed Apr 10 11:02:01 PDT 2013

On 4/10/2013 7:48 AM, Fred Baker (fred) wrote:
> I find this whole discussion a little amazing.


>Samples like this one, which are trivial to obtain, are the
> reason for congestion control in TCP and for AQM in the network.


Your note nicely and simply points out pragmatics that persist in the 
modern Internet.  None of what you've written is new or unusual (and no, 
you didn't pretend otherwise.)

In the face of this, what I don't understand is why this thread has gone 
on for so long.  Surely it should be allowed to die, given that the core 
-- possibly reasonable -- concern was long-ago answered.

  Dave Crocker
  Brandenburg InternetWorking

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