Harald Alvestrand wrote:
At 09:17 08/02/2001 +0100,
Anyway, I agree with Mr Gao that it will be usefull to have a distinguishing
name for the last network element, something like ONE "outest network
or END "edge netework device" or any other that may be chosen.
I think the (layer 3) network edge is inside my computer, where the TCP
stacks interfaces to the applications. The layer 7 network edge is even
A much mmore interesting edge is the edge of a control area (where the
corporate edge meets the ISP edge, or where the corporate network meets my
in-house network, for instance).
The 'edge' of the network is like the 'end' of end-to-end-
it starts/ends exactly where I begin/cease to care.
if you can kick it, it's hardware.
if you need to muck with it, it's in the edge.