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Re: Requirements for reliable message delivery

From: Brian E Carpenter <brian@hursley.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 16:36:51 +0100
Message-Id: <3C050493.D76E4CF@hursley.ibm.com>
To: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
Cc: Jim Gettys <jg@pa.dec.com>, Claudio Allocchio <Claudio.Allocchio@garr.it>, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, John Ibbotson <john_ibbotson@uk.ibm.com>, Discuss Apps <discuss@apps.ietf.org>, Richard P King <rpk@us.ibm.com>
Keith Moore wrote:
> > Exactly. We can all agree on this. So given that fact, and the fact that
> > people do want to reliably transfer hypertext across unreliable,
> > non-transparent and intermittently connected networks, what should we do?
> We should explain why it doesn't make good sense to do these things,
> and provide alternatives that do make sense.

Wait a minute. I'd love it if the network was reliable, transparent
and connected 100% of the time, but it isn't. We have to deal with that.

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