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Patterns in Network Architecture by John Day

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Chapter 7. The Network IPC Model

 

I am far from thinking that nomenclature is a remedy for every defect in art or science: still I cannot but feel that confusion of terms generally springs from, and always leads to, confusion of ideas.

 
 --John Louis Petit, Architectural Studies in France, 1854[1]
 

A problem well stated is a problem half solved.

 
 --Charles Kettering

Introduction

Now that we have concluded that networking is best modeled as a single repeating layer and reviewed some of the results we have arrived at over the past 30 years, we can construct the elements of a general model of networking, a Platonic ideal, that we can use both to analyze our previous work and to use as a guide going forward. Over the past decade or so, we have seen a ...

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