Some articles on congestion:
... The prevention of network congestion and collapse requires two major components A mechanism in routers to reorder or drop packets under overload, End-to-end flow control mechanisms ... Provided all end points do this, the congestion lifts and good use of the network occurs, and the end points all get a fair share of the available bandwidth ... connections don't overwhelm the router before the congestion detection can kick in ...
Famous quotes containing the words congestion and/or handle:
“In Western Europe people perish from the congestion and stifling closeness, but with us it is from the spaciousness.... The expanses are so great that the little man hasnt the resources to orient himself.... This is what I think about Russian suicides.”
—Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (18601904)
“If there is a species which is more maltreated than children, then it must be their toys, which they handle in an incredibly off-hand manner.... Toys are thus the end point in that long chain in which all the conditions of despotic high-handedness are in play which enchain beings one to another, from one species to anothercruel divinities to their sacrificial victims, from masters to slaves, from adults to children, and from children to their objects.”
—Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)