[e2e] Is the end to end paradigm appropriate for congestion control?
richard at bennett.com
Wed Nov 13 13:50:52 PST 2013
PCN is working on an experimental flow control system for the Internet,
It's a problem many people are aware of, and many people would like to solve.
On 11/13/2013 7:38 AM, Detlef Bosau wrote:
> Hi Manu,
> Am 13.11.2013 13:58, schrieb Emmanuel Lochin:
>> Hi Detlef,
>> Such idea has already been proposed at the IETF'73 see
>> and I found the meeting minutes here:
>> It seems that this might introduce problem for secure communications
>> in particular when using IPSec.
> Actually my thoughts are quite similar - you pointed me to this work
> quite some years ago.
> One problem in this approach is the buffer sharing concept at switching
> nodes - I'm not quite sure whether flow- and congestion-control of
> adjacent segments are fully decoupled here, another problem is the use
> of splitting PEP here.
> We can work around the semantics problem of splitting PEP by introducing
> an additional ACK in TCP, where the "normal" ACK works
> for clocking and a second "End to End ACK" conveys the receiver's ACK to
> the sender.
> A really tough problem however would be caused by the extensive use of
> splitting gatways and hence flow related state information on each node.
> Does this really scale with a huge number of flows?
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