[e2e] Protocols breaking the end-to-end argument

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Wed Oct 28 07:44:34 PDT 2009

    > From: Dave CROCKER <dhc2 at dcrocker.net>

    > The quotations are because the former presents an Ethernet interface
    > but not Ethernet over the wire.

Thereby becoming a perfect illustration of the systems architecture truism
that _interfaces_ between subsystems are far more persistent (lifetime-wise)
than the internals of the subsystem.

Other examples of this phenomenon include the RJ-11 phone jack (both
physically and electrically), the standard screw-in light bulb socket (now
hosting those fluorescent spiral tube bulbs), etc, etc.


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