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Myths About Congestion Management in High-Speed Networks

Raj Jain, DEC

One-line summary: Provides substance on both sides of several religious arguments on congestion control, including open-loop vs. closed-loop, one scheme vs. many, router vs. source, backpressure vs. explicit feedback; concludes that heterogeneity of traffic and network types is making congestion worse, and "one size fits all" will never work.

Overview/Main Points


Collection of "revealed wisdom" about congestion control following flurry of prior religious papers.


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