Michael Padlipsky (PADLIPSKY@A.ISI.EDU)
29 Sep 1987 10:55:38 EDT

Never having been at all fond of reinventing wheels, I hastened to
FTP the SUPDUP RFC and print it out at my terminal. When I got to
"Due to the highly interactive characteristics of both the SUPDUP
protocol and the ITS system [which was the original Server for which
the protocol was developed], all transactions are strictly character
at a time and all echoing is remote" I aborted the printing. Am I
misunderstanding something--the context is, as far as I know, avoiding
"unnecessary" transmissions--or have you misremembered SUPDUP?
(If the latter, let me be the first to welcome you to Early Middle Age.)
As things stand, I have to deem SUPDUP a reinvention of the travois,
in context; please correct me if I'm wrong.
   cheers, map

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