[e2e] Why was hop by hop flow control eventually abandonded?

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Tue Jul 16 11:32:33 PDT 2013

On 7/16/2013 8:29 AM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
> PS: It might also have been the extension of more general design principle to
> all areas - i.e. getting rid of state in the switches (be it for reliability,
> flow control, or anything else), and moving it to the ends; that way,
> everything (reliability, flow control, etc, etc) was done on an end-end
> basis.
> And maybe it was both? All just speculation on my part, though, I'm afraid.

Maybe also the E2E principle - i.e., that even HBH flow doesn't relieve 
the endpoints from participating in E2E flow.

As Noel noted, though, Internet-history may be a useful place to ask this.


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