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Re: 802.1q Was (Re: Plans for 2.5 / 2.6 ???

To: Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: 802.1q Was (Re: Plans for 2.5 / 2.6 ???
From: Jes Sorensen <jes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 11 Jun 2000 18:07:09 +0200
Cc: Gleb Natapov <gleb@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Gleb Natapov <gleb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, jamal <hadi@xxxxxxxxxx>, Mitchell Blank Jr <mitch@xxxxxxxxxx>, Andrey Savochkin <saw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, rob@xxxxxxxxxxx, buytenh@xxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: Ben Greear's message of "Sun, 11 Jun 2000 09:38:30 -0700"
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>>>>> "Ben" == Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

Ben> So just because you don't see a use for it means everyone else
Ben> should be denied the use of it???  Gleb's argument is valid
Ben> whether or not IPX exists, because other, so-far-unthought-of,
Ben> protocols may be created, and they would have the same problem
Ben> that IPX would now.

Try to take a look at how IPX behaves on the wire before commenting -
the people who designed it need serious larting.

Ben> TCP/IP is not the end of the line in network protocols!  At the
Ben> very least IPv6 will be extremely important in the near future.

Some people still believe that, I used to think that but I don't see
the push for it anymore.

Ben> Broad support for almost every protocol known is one of the very
Ben> best features of Linux.  Doing anything to make that less true
Ben> would make Linux less useful to the rest of us.

Broad support for as much as possible is good, but limiting support
for the mainstream in order to improve support for something broken is


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