[e2e] Linux TCP

Detlef Bosau detlef.bosau at web.de
Fri Aug 19 12:43:12 PDT 2011

On 08/19/2011 09:12 PM, John Sage wrote:
> The Oxford Dictionary of the English Language defines  a "pedant" as 
> one being excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with 
> displaying academic learning.

So, call me pedantic.

And in some respect, you're perfectly correct.

Whatever you mean with "displaying academic learning".

This is envy, nothing else.

> I would imagine that you find it very, very difficult to pass through 
> the real world, inhabited with real human beings who do not match up 
> to your standards of "pure rules" and where the only apparent 
> alternative is "botch".

Is that the typical argument between practitioners and theoreticians?

Excuse me, but on the one hand, we reach the point where I feel offended 
personally. On the other hand, we leave the topic of this list.

I wanted to emphasize the importance of standardization and academic 
discussion. In my mind, this is a matter of fact and not a matter of 

However, I think we should stop at this point. The discussion as its 
pursued at this point is not adequate for this list.
(BTW: Neither is Linux. Linux is an OS and there exists a TCP 
implementation for Linux. I want to discuss TCP here. What Linux is 
concerned: Give the programmers a pointer to the RFC and then make it so.)

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