Large-datagram hop-by-hop delivery mechanism
Edward S. Marshall
emarshal at logic.net
Thu Aug 5 03:13:28 UTC 1999
On Wed, 4 Aug 1999, Mark R. Lindsey wrote:
> I am seeking a mechanism for reliable delivery of large blobs through a
> network of occasionally-connected hosts that can forward the blobs using
> available transport protocols.
UUCP. It does exactly what you just described. If you want to run over an
existing IP network, use UUCP-over-TCP.
You know, five years ago, we wouldn't have given a moment's thought to
this problem, since the solving technology was so blatantly obvious. Have
things really changed -that- much?
Edward S. Marshall <emarshal at logic.net> [ What goes up, must come down. ]
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