Subject: Re: perhaps time to check our TCP against spec?
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-net
Date: 04/07/1998 22:37:48

If you want to discuss this calmly, thats fine, but frankly, if you
want to have Stanford use FreeBSD, it would probably be easier to let
you do that than to deal with people making threats as a way of trying
to trump in a technical discussion.


Jonathan Stone writes:
> Jason,
> just so you understand how serious I am about this:
> Unless NetbSD includes the old, pre-in_maxtu  negotation, and
> has that on by default,  I am not going to run NetBSD on my laptop.
> Further, I am going to tell anyone at Stanford who asks me about which
> version of Unix to run, that they should NOT choose NetBSD, because
> Jason Thorpe ( has deliberately made NetBSD's TCP
> violate historical practice, and that the NetBSD developers have said
> publicaly that they are not interested in supporting the requirements
> of instutions which, like Stanford, have large networks, with lots of
> legacy equipment, designed using the prevalent best-practice rules of
> the late 1980s and early 1990s.
> In those exact words.
> Fair warning.