On 18 Apr 2006, at 09:58, Hamilton, David ((TSG C&I)) wrote:
> I hate to break it to everyone who hoped that x25 was dead
Unfortunately, primitive technologies have an awful habit of not
dying just because we hope they will, because very often they're
supporting an old established and important service.
> but it is still used very widely around the planet for guaranteed
> message delivery.
Yes, but it's not still used because of guaranteed message delivery
(there are lots of ways of doing that) but because of inertia.
> For example, every fishing vessel over 15 metres in length
> operating in
Every fishing vessel? Every one which hasn't turned it off this week
> Eircom was trying to withdraw its eirpac/x25 service, but I believe
> have to maintain it due to being incumbent...
They got away with withdrawing telex service - I'm surprised they
have to maintain eirpac.
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