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On 21 Aug 2014, at 16:27, 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

Section 11.3 of Davies book is on congestion control:

Donald W. Davies and Derek L.A. Barber,
_Communication Networks for Computers_,
Wiley, 1973

Chap. 11 Protocols, Terminals and Network Monitoring

    11.2 (introduces the NPL and ARPA protocols)
    11.3 Congestion in Data Networks
        - Congestion Control Methods
        - The Effects of Global Congestion
        - Isarithmic Congestion Control
        - The Permit Pool

All network historians and scientists should own this book, as well as

L. Pouzin,
_The Cyclades Computer Network_,
North-Holland, 1982

in which congestion is covered in Chap. 4 on Cigale.  There were likely much earlier Cyclades papers mentioning congestion before this retrospective monograph.

It is also covered in Mischa Schartz' 1977 textbook.


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