A Quick Look at “The Network”
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Although it is common to refer to a lisp machine’s connections to the rest of the world as “the network,” as if the machine were connected via a single mechanism to a unified system of linkages, such is not the case. There are several means of communication, operating via several different hardware and software protocols. And there is considerable overlap, with different software protocols operating simultaneously over the same hardware. It’s not really very complicated, but it’s easy to become highly confused if the basic issues are not kept clear.
KeywordsFile Transfer Serial Line Conceptual Connection Remote Host Software Protocol
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