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From: iia...@iifeak.swan.ac.uk (Alan Cox)
Subject: Re: What's next for Linux?
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In article < 3g6t13$...@usenet.srv.cis.pitt.edu> d...@pitt.edu (Doug  Dejulio) 
writes:
>What about some experimental networking features?  It would be nice to
>be able to start experimenting with IPv6 soon.

Network modularising is also on the 1.3 list (its a very big list!) but
needs a bit of work. Since 1.3 is likely to end up with IPv4, DDP, AX.25
and IPX this will be useful. Please hack IPv6 BTW - someone needs to start
doing that soon.

>Maybe getting NetBEUI up to the level IPX is at now would be useful --
>but then again, since Windows95 is allegedly going to be able to do
>everything over TCP/IP, maybe not.

Well all you have to do is implement 802.2 LLC. I read the official docs
for it and filed it in the 'I'd use DOS first' drawer.


Alan
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From: iia...@iifeak.swan.ac.uk (Alan Cox)
Subject: Re: What's next for Linux?
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In article < 3g6sbe$...@library.erc.clarkson.edu> komar...@craft.camp.clarkson.edu 
(Mark 'Enry' Komarinski) writes:
>There will always be something for Linux to do.  Some of the networking needs
>fine-tuning (but not as much), larger base of supported hardware,

Quite a lot actually.... My current feel is the rest of tcp.c needs a
rewrite, IP fragmentation needs a rewrite, the buffer management needs
a rewrite, the ICMP layer needs cleaning up, the socket layer needs work,
UNIX sockets need rewriting...

Some of this is queued ready for 1.3.x and in a testable state, but plenty
more needs doing yet to meet all the RFC's cleanly and properly.

Alan

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