[e2e] TCP in outer space
braden at ISI.EDU
Thu Apr 12 13:22:26 PDT 2001
1) ignore the evidence that the fundemental design of the Internet
protocols has been highly successful.
You may disagree, but literally hundreds of people on this
list believe that this was not an accident, but resulted from
deep thought and sound design by the Internet research
community over many years.
2) ignore the evidence, repeated a number of times, that the TCP/IP
protocol design has successfully coped with new situations
that were not imagined in 1979. This include heterogeneous
network technologies and a huge range of dynamic performance.
3) cite well-known examples of areas where the current design does
not work as well as it should.
Here, you have three choices: (1) contribute constructive
technical suggestions about how to fix these problems
**without losing the good attributes embodied in the
current architectur**; or (2) claim that these particular
flaws are so egregious that they require that the
entire Internet architecture be thrown out, and then
**tell us what you would do instead**; or (3) stop
contributing noise to the list.
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