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

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Tue Jul 16 13:18:29 PDT 2013

    > From: Ted Faber <faber at ISI.EDU>

    > One of the many interesting ideas in Dina Katabi's XCP work is that she
    > distributes the per-flow/per-switch data into the packets of the flow.

Goodness, I'd forgotten all about that - been many years since I looked at it!
Clearly I need to re-read it, to swap the ideas back in...

    > It's not an obvious idea (in my dumb opinion) and reading about XCP
    > with that in mind is worthwhile.

Concur. I was definitely awed when I read about it - 'very clever' is a
significant understatement.


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