From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Fri 11 May 2001 - 09:47:06 IST
ok so there's an article in salon regarding the implementation of rfc 1149
(i think that's the number). readable story so far.
but i was thinking about how it could be useful. and i'm being serious.
i noticed they used icmp packets which makes sense. tcp has a timeout,
and i think udp might as well. and this is why http://www.linux.mars/
is never going to work under present conditions (ok, lack of
infrastructure at the moment causes problems as well).
so the solution to having a useful protocol over ip ip is the same
as ip over avian carriers.
i remember reading a while back about work on an interplanetary network.
has anyone here read about it recently?
 for the pigeon method itself it might be useful to use a low cost,
pellet shapped storage device. the computer would spit it out into
a dish and then the pigeon would pick it up, fly to the receiving
computer and drop it in another hole (and possibly receive some food
as a reward). routing could be handled by having different dishes
on the sending computer that correspond to different receiving
 wait, udp probably doesn't. tcp just has the timeout for acks.
-- kevin at domain suberic.net "nobody likes a monkey on their back. i had fork()'ed on 37058400 three. they were cramping my style. it was meatspace place: work time to get rid of them." http://suberic.net/~kevin --porter, "payback"
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