Re: TCP performance limitations

Hugh LaMaster (pioneer!
30 Sep 87 19:32:29 GMT

In article <[A.ISI.EDU]30-Sep-87.09:40:42.CERF> CERF@A.ISI.EDU writes:

>What these very sketchy and rough numbers suggest is that
>window-based schemes won't be very satisfactory for long haul,
>long delay, very high speed nets. Flow control based on rates is needed,
>rather than on round-trip acks/permissions - of course, this is precisely
>the kind of thinking that I believe underlies the work that
>Dave Clark has been doing with NETBLT (Dave, holler if I
>have put words/thoughts into your work inappropriately).

I have seen/heard references to rate based flow control before - but I haven't
seen (or maybe remembered) what the idea is. Is there a summary somewhere or
could someone summarize the basic idea? (Is there an RFC? etc.)

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