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[ih] Why was hop by hop flow control eventually abandonded?

I'm still to understand this decision. The more I think about it, the 
more I fear, that although the decision to abandon hop by hop flow 
control (which is still in Vint Cerf's catenet paper but is abandoned in 
RFC 791) may be the most seminal generator for PhD theses in the history 
of science, on the one hand, however I'm not quite sure whether this was 
one of the largest fallacies ever.

Actually, the VJCC kludge turned to be quite successful up to now, 
however VJ himself admits some basic limitations in his well known talk 
"A New Way to look at Networking".

Does anyone happen to know, whether this was decision for a concrete 
reason and the rational behind it? Or did this "simply happen"?

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