[e2e] Lost Layer?

Detlef Bosau detlef.bosau at web.de
Thu Feb 13 07:26:46 PST 2014

Am 11.02.2014 03:37, schrieb Joe Touch:
> On 2/10/2014 6:31 PM, Joe Touch wrote:
>> I have no idea what a 'network' layer is that is different from what we
>> currently call the link layer. Links layers *are* networks (Ethernet,
>> SONET, etc.), except when there's no network at all (point-to-point
>> links that need no L2).
> PS - I disagree that the layer that's missing is the "AS" layer.
> If that's what you really want, then you get that using a recursive
> network layer - e.g., LISP.
> The result is precisely what happens if you add a true networking
> layer below IP but above ethernet. And it includes the baggage that it
> should - of cross-domain resolution for encapsulation.
> See http://www.isi.edu/rna/
> Joe

Is the similarity in the name to "RINA" by chance?

Sometimes, I think we reinvent the wheel again and again - and repeating
the same approaches lead to the same results.

Could it be that we have lost the focus?

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