Bill Manning considered fatal

Fred Baker fred at
Sat Jul 1 04:11:28 UTC 1995

At 2:37 AM 6/30/95, Tony Li wrote:
>The power-off of the last IPv4 network.

What, Tony, are you trying to tell me that we have to get rid of all the
dumb routers out there now to get rid of dumb routing? That the Shiva
Fastpath will not implement OSPF and cost less than $3000? That old copies
of FTP Software's PC code that can't deal with non-octet-aligned subnet
masks (let alone supernets) are going to be in use by SOMEBODY as long as
there is such a benighted nightmare as an IBM PC?

Naw, no way, I simply can't believe that. And by the way, ATM is going to
take over the world tomorrow, because we all know that computers are going
to stop sporting RS-232-C interfaces Real Soon Now.

  If you're looking to find the key to the Universe, I have
  some bad news and some good news.  The bad news is -- there
  is no key to the Universe.  The good news is -- it has been
  left unlocked.

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