[e2e] Switched Ethernet is Not an End-to-End System; was Protocols breaking the end-to-end argument

Richard Bennett richard at bennett.com
Fri Nov 13 13:13:12 PST 2009

It's rather interesting that while Bob Braden insists that the Internet 
is an "application neutral network" David Clark famously derides such 
views as "happy little bunny rabbit dreams" and works to make it better 
able to support diverse applications.

Who's right?


Detlef Bosau wrote:
> Richard Bennett wrote:
>> Weren't the designers of the Internet Kleinrock, Roberts, Kahn, and 
>> Cerf? I heard that on the Internet today. Dave
> And this shall give evidence that Dave Clark could not think abstractly?
> (Just to return to the context.)
> Sorry, but instead of arguing like a patent attorney, we should 
> appreciate each researchers contribution as it deserves.

Richard Bennett
Research Fellow
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Washington, DC

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