[e2e] Port numbers in the network layer?

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Tue Apr 23 13:05:31 PDT 2013

    > From: Bob Braden <braden at ISI.EDU>

    > Has anyone ever thought through how the architecture would have been
    > changed had ports ended up in the internetwork layer

There were certainly people who did this (XNS - and, IIRC, PUP too).

I think there are decent (i.e. not earthshaking) arguments both ways, and I
also honestly don't think it really makes that much difference which way one


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