Re: zero-copy TCP

From: Derek Fawcus (
Date: Tue Sep 05 2000 - 08:47:30 EST

On Tue, Sep 05, 2000 at 04:35:43AM -0600, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
> IPX is a really good LAN protocol (but totally sucks for internet). A
> full blown NCP server in-kernel that's toughtly coupled to the page
> cache running over IPX would make flames shoot out of the back of a
> Linux server, and make NT like look an old lady hobbling down the
> street. There's no need to configure client addresses with it, and for
> file and print, it's the best.

  I'd still prefer it over UDP. A simple UDP/IP stack should be of a
comprable size to a IPX stack (if one wanted DOS support).

  As for the the configuration - you could use BOOTP/DHCP to get addresses
or alternatly use IPv6 and link-local addresses.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
Please read the FAQ at

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Thu Sep 07 2000 - 21:00:22 EST