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RFC 802 was my first RFC! The congestion being discussed was with regard to

Also, flow control procedures were included in X.25, which was first
published in 1976, although it was obviously in progress well before then.


On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 5:27 PM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>

>     > 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
> beginning.
> '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.
>         Noel
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