Subject: Re: hardware IP checksumming etc...
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/04/2001 17:03:44
In message <20010604134522.D15872@dr-evil.shagadelic.org>, Jason R Thorpe write
>On Mon, Jun 04, 2001 at 10:16:41PM +0200, email@example.com wrote:
> > i've read about hardware checksumming support.
> > what about implementing "no checksumming support"?
> > for example when communicating through ethernet on LAN it could work
> > excellent without checksums.
>No, that would be a really really really bad idea.
Agreed. Note that we have running code for just how bad an idea this
is -- Sun tried it many years ago for NFS. It caused *many* problems.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb