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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.