Re: Port Collisions


Murray.pa@Xerox.COM
Wed, 14 May 86 02:37:25 PDT


One word of caution.... Xerox managed to get off on the wrong foot in
the Ethernet packet type assignment business.

If you administer a group of ports, I suggest that the ground rules
include publishing a who-to-contact as well as a simple (one line?)
description of its function. Otherwise people will flame at you when you
won't answer questions.

The proprietary aspect might complicate that attitude. I don't think
that objection really holds water. It's too easy to look at the bits on
an ethernet.

I like your second suggestion, but somebody is bound to ignore it
because it takes an extra packet to get started.



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