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[ih] FC vs CC Re: [e2e] Fwd: Re: Once again buffer bloat and CC. Re: A Cute Story. Or: How to talk completely at cross purposes. Re: When was Go Back N adopted by TCP

    > From: Detlef Bosau <detlef.bosau at web.de>

    > When were the terms congestion control and flow control coined?

'Flow control' (in networking - in communications overall, it goes back even
further) is pretty old: RFC-36 (March 1970) talks about it in close to the
modern sense (although at that point, it was provided by the network, not by
the end-host), so its use in data networks dates back basically to the

'Congestion control' has also been around for a while - see RFC-802 (November
1981), and then Nagle's magnificent RFC-896 (January 1984), where is appears
in pretty much its modern meaning.