Xah Lee's Unixism

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSW.Invalid
Thu Sep 9 13:57:10 CEST 2004


On Thu, 09 Sep 2004 04:05:31 +0000 in alt.folklore.computers, Reynir
Stefánsson <reynirhs at mi.is> wrote:

>So spake Anne & Lynn Wheeler:
>
>>OSI can support x.25 packet switching and/or even the arpanet packet
>>switching from the 60s & 70s .... but it precludes internetworking
>>protocol. internetworking protocol (aka internet for short) is a
>>(non-existant) layer in an OSI protocol stack between
>>layer3/networking and layer4/transport. misc. osi (& other) comments
>>http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#xtphsp
>
>Wasn't the idea behind ISO/OSI that there should be One Network for
>everybody, instead of today's lot of interconnected nets?

A common network run by PTTs with ISDN terminal links IIRC. 

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