Re: PSN 7 End-to-End question.

Alex McKenzie (mckenzie@LABS-N.BBN.COM)
Fri, 29 Jan 88 8:39:52 EST


One addition to Ken Pogran's message: several of the designers of the ARPANET
packet switches made by BBN presented a description of the design issues we
were concerned about, and our approaches to solving them, at the 1975 "AFIPS
National Computer Conference". Our paper is on pages 161-175 of the
Proceedings. There is quite a detailed discussion of what we felt were the
appropriate design choices for the Node-Node and Source-Destination
transmission procedures, and the trade-offs between them. Although I am one of
the authors of the paper, and therefore probably have an exaggerated sense of
its importance, I recommend it to you if you want to understand why the ARPANET
design choices were made as they were.

Alex McKenzie, BBN

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.0b3 on Thu Mar 09 2000 - 14:40:41 GMT