[e2e] Congestion control as a hot topic in IETF

Dave Crocker dhc2 at dcrocker.net
Mon Mar 4 14:24:46 PST 2013

On 3/4/2013 9:45 AM, Bob Braden wrote:
> It seems like an interesting question for research to determine
> whether widespread adoption of some future transport protocol with an
> ill-advised or inadequate CC mechanism could still cause congestion
> collapse of  large areas of the Internet,or only local patches.

That seems a particularly counter-productive strawman to pursue.

There is no community dismissal of the need for good CC mechanisms. 
There is no reduction in community review of proposals.  There is no 
leverage to force the community to deploy bad CC mechanisms.

Stray comments from stray individuals do not create a problem.  Unless 
we let them distract us.

So please don't start believing that we have any more danger of 
deploying bad mechanisms now than we've had for the last 40 years.

  Dave Crocker
  Brandenburg InternetWorking

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