Re: IBM TCP.


uxc.cso.uiuc.edu!sandrock@a.cs.uiuc.edu
31 Jul 87 16:30:00 GMT


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>
> 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.
>
   DECnet uses the node address to set the least significant 16 bits of the



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