[e2e] Why do we need congestion control?

Detlef Bosau detlef.bosau at web.de
Thu Mar 7 01:15:36 PST 2013

In addition to erasure codes:

TCP provides /reliable/ transport.

In the general case, you neither know your corruption ratio nor your 
drop ratio. So you cannot really determine a necessary "code strength", 
as you cannot predict the necessary attempts of retransmissions.

The game erasure codes vs. retransmissions seems like running in a 
vicious circle to me.

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