Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Hello, world!

NOTE: Obviously this was from my old Sun blog.

Welcome to my Sun blog. I was encouraged by certain people (who appear on my list of other Sun blogs) to set up one of these, and so I have.

The title of this blog comes from one of the fundamental principles of the Internet architecture -- The End to End Argument. Anyone who claims to do networking for a living should at least know about this paper, if not be able to explain it to you. Basically, the end to end argument states that only the application(s) at the two endpoints of communication know exactly what's going on. The network should not get involved, unless it can provide a useful performance enhancement.

That's all for now. I will be back as time permits. Thanks!