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Thread #59418 Message #3120842
Posted By: Rapparee
24-Mar-11 - 08:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Gee, I used to read stuff like this for a living (from RFC 1217, by V. Cerf et al.):
(d) Recursive Self-encapsulation. Since it is self-evident that
layered communication is a GOOD THING, more layers
must be better. It is proposed to recursively encapsulate
each of the 7 layers of OSI, yielding a 49 layer
communications model. The redundancy and
retransmission and flow control achieved by this means
should produce an extremely low bandwidth system if,
indeed, any information can be transmitted at all. It is
proposed that the top level application layer utilize ASN.1
encoded in a 32 bit per character set.
(e) Scaling. The initial M1A1 tank basis for the land mobile
communication system can be improved. It is proposed to
reduce the effective data rate further by replacing the
tanks with shuttle launch vehicles. The only slower method
of signalling might be the use of cars on any freeway in the
Los Angeles area.
(f) Network Management. It is proposed to adopt the Slow
Network Management Protocol (SNMP) as a standard for
ULSNET. All standard Management Information Base
variables will be specified in Serbo-Croatian and all
computations carried-out in reverse-Polish.
This really IS an important document and I suggest every read it in its entirety.