Livingston & BGP & multicast USENET (was blah blah blah)

Aleph One aleph1 at
Tue Jun 10 17:21:26 UTC 1997

On Tue, 10 Jun 1997, Eric Germann wrote:

> Just released yesterday:
> A Protocol for the Transmission of Net News Articles over IP multicast.

Actually this is a quite horrible protocol. It is not reliable and you
still need to run regular news feeds. If anyone is really interested in
writing a good reliable multicast new protocol I suggest you read this
internet draft:

       Title     : The Multicast Dissemination Protocol (MDP) Framework    
       Author(s) : J. Macker, W. Dang
       Filename  : draft-macker-mdp-framework-02.txt
       Pages     : 14
       Date      : 06/06/1997

And while at it someone write something better than INND. This bag of
c programs, shell, awk, and sed scripts needs to be put to rest. Cheers.

> Eric

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