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Re: Return to MDC packet discussion

2000-04-09 17:23:56
Jon writes:
I have a question. Why not use one of the packet numbers reserved for
experimental use? That's why they're there. This use is experimental.

If no one's going to use them, then why don't I just remove them from the

Actually they are listed (at least in the RFC) as "private or experimental
values".  I view this as being an indication that these are OK for closed
systems where you want to pick a packet number you know won't ever be
used by the open implementations, for your own private or experimental

As far as the MDC packet, I don't think it would be appropriate to put it
there as it is intended to be a permanent, public addition to the spec.


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