[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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

Tony Li wrote:
> On Aug 31, 2014, at 12:04 PM, Miles Fidelman <mfidelman at meetinghouse.net> wrote:
>> Packets are not sent off willy nilly in all directions - they're sent in the directions indicated by routing tables that are updated based on, among other things, resource congestion around the net.
> Sorry, no. Routing protocols that react to congestion are still a research topic.

Last time I looked, bandwidth and delay were part of the metrics used in 
at least some routing tables (e.g.,  Cisco EGIRP) - which are at least 
indirect measures of congestion.  Or am I wrong here?


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