Re: Rumors about the death of the ARPANET


braden@venera.isi.edu
Tue, 22 Mar 88 09:20:36 PST


        What would be interesting is to see if there is a way to design
        a simple end-end "checksum" designed to catch errors which are not
        like those in communications media, i.e., result from bugs, configuration
        mistakes, etc., rather than line noise and the like.
        Jack

Actually, Jack, I think that is what you (as part of the TCP WG) did.
The TCP checksum is probably too weak for communications media, but it
DOES, as you point out, catch subtle host software errors!

Bob Braden



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