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 From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@ntlworld.com>
> > Not always. See Carl Malamud's excellent book* on why the overlayered
> > OSI Reference Model failed to get
> > successful/popular/excellent(?) implementations
> > while TCP/IP has taken over.
> Actually, the protocol stack we use today (SOAP, XML, HTTP, TCP, IP, ...)
> can be seen as a highly successful implementation of the OSI Reference
> Model. It's the OSI protocols that failed, not the layered reference model.
> And the protocols failed not because there were too few implementations, but
> because there were too many (one for each computer manufacturer), whereas
> TCP/IP had a single portable implementation that was available free of
> charge.
I think Malamud's book challenges this view. From memory he thinks that
TCP/IP does not fit in with the OSI reference model, because IP cannot
be decoupled from TCP. 

Rick Jelliffe


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