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flow control was found in the ARPANET design pretty explicitly at the IMP
layer. NCP needed to get a RFNM ("request for next message") before it
would gate another host message into the ARPANET.


On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 6:46 PM, Andrew G. Malis <agmalis at gmail.com> wrote:

> Noel,
> RFC 802 was my first RFC! The congestion being discussed was with regard
> to the ARPANET.
> Also, flow control procedures were included in X.25, which was first
> published in 1976, although it was obviously in progress well before then.
> Cheers,
> Andy
> On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 5:27 PM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>
> wrote:
>>     > 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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