[TUHS] Origins of PPP

ron at ronnatalie.com ron at ronnatalie.com
Fri Dec 6 05:21:13 AEST 2019

I still remember the laughter at the IETC when someone asked if PPP stood
for "Philip Pindeville's Protocol."

> -----Original Message-----
> From: TUHS <tuhs-bounces at minnie.tuhs.org> On Behalf Of Noel Chiappa
> Sent: Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:06 PM
> To: tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org
> Cc: jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
> Subject: Re: [TUHS] Origins of PPP
>     > From: Paul Ruizendaal
>     > I'm looking for the origins of SLIP and PPP on Unix. Both seem to
>     > been developed long before their RFC's appeared.
> You're dealing with an epoch when the IETF motto - "rough consensus and
> running code" - really meant something. Formal RFC's way lagged protocol
> development; they're the last step in the process, pretty much.
> If you want to study the history, you'd need to look at Internet Drafts
> they're still online). Failing that, look at the IETF Proceedings; I think
all the
> ones from this period have been scanned in. They won't have the detail
> the I-D's would have, but they should give the rough outlines of the
> 	Noel

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