Re: IBM TCP.


David C. Plummer (DCP@QUABBIN.SCRC.Symbolics.COM)
Wed, 29 Jul 87 14:30 EDT


    Date: Fri, 24 Jul 87 23:32:20 EDT
    From: "James B. VanBokkelen" <JBVB@AI.AI.MIT.EDU>

    I've heard nothing about aberrant behavior on Ether, so apparently they're
    only punishing their own pioneering customers at the moment....

Maybe they're just trying to go one up on DEC? Remember that DEC
violates the spirit of the Ethernet hardware address by forcing the
Ethernet address to be algorithmically determined by the DECnet address,
resulting in Ethernet addresses which do not indicate the vendor of
hardware interface, as well as not ensuring globally unique addresses.



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