25 Aug 88 20:17:00 EDT
I do not mean to diminish the importance of the Friendliness aspects of
Van's work. Indeed, I am a user of WIN/TCP 3.2 and thus enjoy the benefits.
Van's header-prediction / code-streamlining work can however provide two
improvements for the user. First, given the proper underlying network(s),
the user can see improvements in transfer speed. More importantly, regardless
of the underlying network(s), the user will enjoy a REDUCTION in the amount
of CPU utilization. Thus, Van's work could be thought of as efficiency
improvements. Everyone wants faster computers; Van has done something to help.
Van Jacobson for President!
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