[e2e] Lost Layer?

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Tue Feb 11 06:17:00 PST 2014

On 2/11/2014 12:57 AM, l.wood at surrey.ac.uk wrote:
> says Joe:
>> I have no idea what a 'network' layer is that is different from what we
>> currently call the link layer.
> RFC3819/BCP 89, which Joe wrote, calls ATM stuff etc. "subnetworks".
> Which is to say, Joe wasn't calling them link layers then.

The abstract explains that "subnetwork" is RFC-speak for the link layer:

    This document provides advice to the designers of digital
    communication equipment, link-layer protocols, and packet-switched
    local networks (collectively referred to as subnetworks)...


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