Point to Point Ethernet

Ricky Beam jfbeam at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 13:26:26 CDT 2009


On Wed, 08 Jul 2009 06:01:20 -0400, Andre Oppermann <nanog-list at nrg4u.com>  
wrote:
> ... completely do away with ARP, MAC addresses and all
> that stuff.

Removing "all that stuff" means it's no longer ethernet.

> Do you think this is useful?  Maybe vendors will hear me/us.

No. I do not.

Ethernet is not a point-to-point technology.  It is a multi-point  
(broadcast, bus, etc.) technology with DECADES of optimization and  
adoption.  No one has gotten IEEE to adopt a larger frame size, and you  
want to drop *fundamental* elements of ethernet?!?

--Ricky





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