[e2e] Jon Crowcroft's thought questions...

Christian Huitema huitema at windows.microsoft.com
Fri Aug 1 22:59:28 PDT 2003

> But somehow I can't see how any of this is relevant to the technical
> point I was making about the use of chatty and inefficient protocols in
> resource-constrained environments.

One of the most successful Internet protocols, SMTP, is quite chatty. Much more chatty than, say, X.400. That did not prevent a large deployment, including in the narrow networks of 15 years ago. At some point, interoperability trumps performance.
-- Christian Huitema

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