Quite so Keith! -- We have found something to agree on;-)...
End-to-Endness does not alone define the Internet.
I expect we could safely say that TCP/IP is an End-to-End protocol pair, and
though it is a critical part of the Internet, it is not "The Internet".
Fully describing the Internet requires much more sophisticated mathematical
logic than simply declaring that it employs End-to-Endness, even though
some of its parts do exhibit end-to-endness which is put to good use to make
The Whole Internet work as it does.
So, we must not do away with End-to-Endness where it is used, or ignore all
the rest of what makes the Internet what it is.
At 20:41 -0400 7/2/03, Keith Moore wrote:
] We all know what the end-to-end principle means.
well, you'd think so - but these days I hear it used to justify all kinds of
things that have nothing to do with its original meaning. I think it's
becoming a religion - something that is accepted without question, and