On Dec 14, 2009, at 2:03 PM, Dag-Erling Smrgrav wrote:
> "Svein Skogen" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Dag-Erling Smrgrav wrote:
>>> "Kevin Oberman" <email@example.com> writes:
>>>> I'm sure that there are systems happily running MSDOS, but I bet
>>>> not too many are networked.
>>> That's a bet you're likely to lose - most of them are POS terminals,
>>> industrial control applications etc.
>> Add to that the lot of them that are running IPX/SPX protocol... ;)
> Damn you, I was this >< close to successfully repressing that memory!
I was avoiding to jump into this, but... Maybe this hilarious proposal will cure your pain, dude.
I remember that around the early 90's I read one of those peecee magazine authors (maybe Jerry Pournelle) asking the IETF to, please, drop that TCP/IP thingy and instead choose a standard, widely used protocol for the Internet: IPX.
Let me touch more bad neurons for you: X.400 :)