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

Detlef Bosau wrote:
> And to emphasize this: Have a look at all days traffic in our streets.
> Or scheduling of processor capacity and memory in computers.
> There is no single one example for this probing/drop nonsense which we
> do on computer networks. Frankly spoken, this botch is simle an
> embarressment.
> There are dozens of all days life examples where resources must be
> allocated or assigned, we have well proven algorithms for these
> purposes. E.g. in Germany, you can travel by car from Flensburg to
> F?ssen. And there is no need for probing, no need for dropped cars and
> car corruption is considered an accident.
> Obviously, we are unable to apply these concepts to networks.

So, you're saying that accidents, rush hours, and construction DON'T 
cause congestion on the A7/E45?  Or that people don't people don't 
adjust their schedules or routes based on traffic reports?

Miles Fidelman

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra