NOTE to self: Never engage
Mark in a
converstaion about TCP/IP.
According to Mark, TCP/IP is WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG (did I get
the correct number there, Mark?). No attempt at error recovery, much less
error detection. And it has no flow control. And it seems to exhibit poor
behavior across multiple slow links (i.e. from my house to his house).
Mark has experience with telephony protocols, which include things like
error detection, error recovery, retransmission, duplication detection, flow
control and a dozen other features that the designers of TCP/IP
either left out or left to higher level protocols.
Amazingly enough, Mark actually likes the OSI Seven Layer
Burrito™ protocol model.
Other NOTE to self: Don't even bring up the higher level
protocols like SMTP or HTTP with Mark.
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