Extreme congestion (was Re: inter-domain link recovery)

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Tue Aug 21 17:34:15 UTC 2007

On Tue, 21 Aug 2007, Alexander Harrowell wrote:

> This is what I eventually upshot..
> http://www.telco2.net/blog/2007/08/variable_speed_limits_for_the.html

You wrote in your blog:

> "The problem is that if there is a major problem, very large numbers of 
> users applications will all try to resend; generating a packet storm and 
> creating even more congestion."

Do you have any data/facts to back up this statement? I'd be very 
interested to hear them, as I have heard this statement a few times before 
but it's a contradiction to the way I understand things to work.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se

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