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

Detlef Bosau detlef.bosau at web.de
Sat May 25 09:45:18 PDT 2013

Am 25.05.2013 17:41, schrieb Noel Chiappa:
>      > From: Bob Braden <braden at ISI.EDU>
>      > The following sentence from that document says it all;
>      >    "All of our algorithms oscillate, some worse than others."
> That just means we didn't have a good enough control theorist working with
> us! :-)
> (My memory of control theory is very dim now, but I seem to recall that _any_
> system with feedback will oscillate unless damped properly... and usually


So it is the best idea possible to avoid unnecessary feed back :-)

(In German: "Steuern ist besser als regeln." Because I always mix up 
open- and closed-loop etc. perhaps someone could help me out here ;-))

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