[TUHS] Research Datakit notes

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Sun Jun 26 23:35:52 AEST 2022

On Sun, Jun 26, 2022 at 09:07:49AM -0400, John Cowan wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 25, 2022 at 10:20 PM Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>
> wrote:
> > it had things called 'flows' which were half way between pure
> > datagrams (i.e. no setup - you just stick the right destination address in
> > the
> > header and send it off) and VCs (read the RFCs if you want to kow why),
> >
> In that connection I have always admired Padlipsky's RFC 962, which
> exploits the existing TCP architecture to do just this.  So simple, so
> easy, so Unixy.

I knew Mike, interesting dude.  His "The Elements of Networking Style" is
a very fun read but also, for me, just getting to understand networking,
it snapped a bunch of stuff into focus.  I think you have to read it
at just the right spot in your career and I did.  Great little book and
full of jabs like "If you know what you are doing, 3 layers are enough.
If you don't, 7 aren't."

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