Re: Checksums


C. Philip Wood (cpw%sneezy@LANL.GOV)
Thu, 24 Mar 88 08:00:06 MST


> What we REALLY need is a ...

What we could have used was complience, by the many "rush to networking"
Vendor's out there, with the Internet IP / ICMP protocol suite.
Using the IP options, and various ICMP functions, it could be possible
to figure out:

> "...link quality, throughput, packet loss rate, and delays..."

One can get a glimmer about the above now, cause 'some' gateways and hosts
provide 'some' of the features, that work 'some' of the time.

So, before you/we go off an' invent another protocol which any number of
universities will jump on as a weekend project, and then any number of
vendors will grab at sometime in its life cycle and purvey to the public
as there own with out support, ... FIX IP AND ICMP!

Cornett Philip Wood cpw@lanl.gov

Los Alamos National Laboratory



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