An anonymous reader writes "Lawrence Roberts, co-founder of ARPANET and inventor of packet switching, today published an article in which he claims to solve the congestion control problem on the Internet. Roberts says, contrary to popular belief, the problem with congestion is the networks, not Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). Rather than overhaul TCP, he says, we need to deploy flow management, and selectively discard no more than one packet per TCP cycle. Flow management is the only alternative to peering into everyone's network, he says, and it's the only way to fairly distribute Internet capacity."
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