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

Lachlan Andrew lachlan.andrew at gmail.com
Sat May 25 16:34:05 PDT 2013

On 25 May 2013 07:09, John Day <jeanjour at comcast.net> wrote:
> At today's data
> rates, it is unlikely to see flow control at the data link layer, or
> elsewhere in between, but who knows!

At 10Gbps, it is in FCoE:

However, perhaps that isn't the link layer.  I've always wondered why
switched ethernet (which does the ISO layer-3 tasks of addressing,
routing over multiple point-to-point links and buffering) is called a
"link layer" by the internet community...


Lachlan Andrew  Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures (CAIA)
Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
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