Common operational misconceptions

-Hammer- bhmccie at
Fri Feb 17 14:29:42 UTC 2012

This list is awesome. Is anyone consolidating it? I'm still catching up 
on the thread....


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On 2/17/2012 1:05 AM, Carsten Bormann wrote:
> On Feb 17, 2012, at 07:50, Paul Graydon wrote:
>> what OSI means
> Yet another common misconception popping up:
> -- You can talk about the OSI model in the present tense
> (That said -- yes, it is still useful as a set of simple terms for certain combinations of functions.
> It is also still useful as a way to calibrate your gut feeling of what is going on in a network.
> Just never expect OSI terms to have a precise meaning in today's networks.
> 1978 is now a third of a century ago...
> If you need precision, you need to spell out what you mean in today's terms.)
> Grüße, Carsten

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