[e2e] Question the other way round:

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Wed Nov 20 10:25:05 PST 2013

On 11/19/2013 11:59 AM, Richard Bennett wrote:
> Admission Control is pro-active in the same way that circuits are, as is
> differential provisioning.

I'm not sure I agree; packet-based admission control is statistically 
similar to circuit switching, but can still statistically fail.

> Last mile  broadband connections in the US
> have an average capacity of 30 Mbps while aggregation and transit links
> are much fatter, but the differential isn't enough to prevent congestion.

That's why it's not the same as circuits.


> On 11/19/2013 10:34 AM, Joe Touch wrote:
>> On 11/19/2013 10:23 AM, Dave Crocker wrote:
>>> On 11/19/2013 10:15 AM, Joe Touch wrote:
>>>> I.e., the opening sentence assumes that all congestion control is
>>>> reactive. It can be proactive given the right information.
>>> Proactive would be nice.  We should put more effort into /creating/
>>> congestion.  Oh wait...
>> Circuits are proactive (when everyone uses them) - you indicate your
>> needs in advance, and you use / don't use them based on the advance
>> reservation.
>> Joe

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