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SubjectRe: zero-copy TCP
jmerkey@timpanogas.com (Jeff V. Merkey) writes:



>Linus Torvalds wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Basically, only TCP and UDP really matter. Decnet, IPX, etc don't really
>> make a big selling point any more.
>>
>>

>Linus,

>IPX is a really good LAN protocol (but totally sucks for internet). A
>full blown NCP server in-kernel that's toughtly coupled to the page
>cache running over IPX would make flames shoot out of the back of a
>Linux server, and make NT like look an old lady hobbling down the
>street. There's no need to configure client addresses with it, and for
>file and print, it's the best.

And it would be a good bit of necrophilia, too.

Jeff, Netware is dead. Please leave it there. IP won. The number of
new Netware Installations (as compared to existing or just upgrades)
is close (really close) to nil.

Regards
Henning
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