[e2e] purpose of pseudo header in TCP checksum
David P. Reed
dpreed at reed.com
Tue Feb 15 08:35:22 PST 2005
Lloyd - you're right, I'm guilty of judging intent here. And being
sanctimonious on this topic particularly... but the "twit" is a bit
I'm sure that the NAT box marketers thought of themselves as "freedom
fighters", given the attempt by access providers to control the number
of routable devices in the home as a way to boost their profits by
slowing innovation. However, NAT boxes did externalize a cost onto the
entire Internet community, and did so by pretending that NAT boxes were
compatible with the Internet architecture's design for scalability.
However, somebody has to point out that the "freedom fighters" have
hands that are not so clean of collateral damage, which is exactly why I
label them "terrorists".
We could have a side discussion about the moral culpability of
governments who ruthlessly attack civilian populations in order to hold
them accountable for terrorists who live among them... who are the
The word "terrorist" is so meaningless that we might as well use it to
describe ADD children.
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