[e2e] Historical question: Link layer flow control / silent discard

vern@ee.lbl.gov vern at ee.lbl.gov
Fri May 24 13:31:46 PDT 2013

> AFAIK,no one ever used Source Quench, because of its apparent
> defects.

FWIW, in section 6.2 of ftp://ftp.ee.lbl.gov/papers/vp-tcpanaly-sigcomm97.ps.gz
there's discussion of inferring that way back in the Dark Ages (mid-1990s)
multiple TCP implementations did indeed respond to Source Quench.


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