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

Dave Eckhardt davide+e2e at cs.cmu.edu
Wed Oct 28 08:12:35 PDT 2009

>> I think there were a lot of places where Ethernet was dominant
>> before switches... though maybe we're using different definitions
>> of "dominant"?  I think I mean something like "more than 90% of
>> desktops".

> CSMA/CD Ethernet was simply a best-efforts LAN, but switched
> Ethernet is a QoS-capable WAN and facilities fabric as well;
> ever seen an Internet Exchange Point?  Big fat Ethernet switches
> sit at the heart of them, passing multiple packets at a time
> in parallel. It's a whole different concept of networking than
> the fat dumb pipe.

I don't understand how your comment is a response to the testable
claim I made in response to your incompletely specified claim.

Dave Eckhardt

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