Spring 2010

Preparation for Recitation 10

Tuesday, March 9th

Read End-to-end Arguments in System Design (Reading #10 in course packet). As you read this paper, think about the following questions:

  • How does the end-to-end argument apply to other systems you know about, for example, the X windows system?
  • How does the packet voice example make use of the end-to-end argument?
  • Is it OK for lower levels to do a bad job? Why should they do error detection and correction?
Also read: After reading these articles, think about the relationship between the end-to-end argument and NATs.

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