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[ih] Why did congestion happen at all? Re: why did CC happen at all?

On August 30, 2014 1:28:35 PM PDT, Detlef Bosau <detlef.bosau at web.de> wrote:
>Some day, and I don't now this exactly as I did not attend the
>we wrote RFC 791 - and simply left out flow control on layer 1 and
>layer 2.

It was not simply left out. The omission of flow control and retransmission at L2 was deliberate, and reflects IP's need to run on links that by their nature cannot support transmission state. Had the RFC 791 authors been willing to limit themselves to a known set of link layer protocols we would not today have any Internet at all.

Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.