Re: Ethernet meltdowns


Phill Gross (gross@gateway.mitre.org)
Thu, 16 Jul 87 08:32:46 EDT


> The people who
> will be implementing ISO are exactly the same people who have ignored
> the TCP/IP implementation guidelines. If people can do IP's that
> don't respond to ICMP echo ...

At least in theory, this is not the way it is supposed to work. A principal
reason for eventually converting to ISO protocols is that they will be
off-the-shelf, conforming products freely available from all vendors,
where `conformance' is meant to imply both adherence to the standard
and interoperation between vendor implementations.



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