[TUHS] Ethernet in /dev (was Re: Were all of you.. Hippies?)

Ron Natalie ron at ronnatalie.com
Fri Mar 31 02:05:04 AEST 2017


It's a violation of the network layering concept to require or even allow
the user to bind the application data streams to a physical device.


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From: TUHS [mailto:tuhs-bounces at minnie.tuhs.org] On Behalf Of Norman Wilson
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Subject: [TUHS] Ethernet in /dev (was Re: Were all of you.. Hippies?)

Josh Good:

  Which brings up a question I have: why didn't UNIX implement ethernet
  network interfaces as file names in the filesystem? Was that "novelty" a
  BDS development straying away from AT&T UNIX?




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