Point to Point Ethernet
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>
> ... 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?!?
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