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

On 1 Sep 2014, at 16:29, Miles Fidelman <mfidelman at meetinghouse.net> wrote:

> Detlef Bosau wrote:
>> Am 31.08.2014 um 23:36 schrieb Miles Fidelman:
>>> Yes - ARPANET had a flow control mechanism.  It also had congestion
>>> control mechanisms.  They were different.
>> Just to get the terminology clear:
>> What is precisely the difference between flow control and congestion
>> control?
>> I think, that's the very question we're talking about.,
> Asked and answered, multiple times.  Please stop.

This really is Networking 101 and is an exam question every year in my first networking course (as is the difference between routing and forwarding, and the difference between the transport and link layers).  Have you read the Kurose and Ross textbook that explains these concepts very well?  


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