[e2e] Reacting to corruption based loss

John Kristoff jtk at northwestern.edu
Mon Jun 27 15:01:30 PDT 2005

On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 10:41:43 -0700
Cannara <cannara at attglobal.net> wrote:

> So, we come back to the core meaning of the e2e principle -- assure
> ends know what each is doing and get data reliably & efficiently
> transferred.

I'm one person here, perhaps of many,  who was not involved in the
formation of the principle or the development of the early Internet.
As someone who tries painstakingly to deeply understand what those
who came before me have wrote and did I find it unhelpful to read
reinterpretation of e2e ideas and Internet history from those who
are often told they are wrong by others who were there.

I quote the above only as one example and note to neophytes who may
be stumbling upon your posts.

Examples of functions that may be best served on an e2e basis are
just examples.  Perhaps I'm misrepresenting your quote above, but
as I read it, you seem to be saying reliability and efficiency of
packets transferred are core goals.  When in fact, as I understand
it, there are not any goals per se, only the core argument; where
best to put those functions.


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