[e2e] where end-to-end ends
braden at ISI.EDU
Tue May 22 18:12:03 PDT 2001
*> I've always interpreted the ultimate "end" in
*> end-to-end to be the communicating processes
*> rather than the transport entities who are
*> providing services.
No, actually, I don't think that is the correct model for TCP. There
was some consideration given to making TCP connections
process-to-process, but that was abandoned, I think because it seemed
to OS-dependent. Instead, TCP connections end on "neutral territory"
between OS and network, the port space. Each OS was then assumed to
have some way to couple its processes to ports.
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