[arin-ppml] Why are ISPs allowed?

Gene Buckle geneb at deltasoft.com
Wed Jan 28 18:22:23 EST 2009

On Thu, 29 Jan 2009, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond wrote:

> Try running the latest version of Windows on an 80386. (I've tried and
> failed)

I call shennanigans.  Not that it wouldn't work - that's obvious - but 
that you ever tried.  You'd know better before hand.  At least I hope.

Windows95 (maybe) or Windows 3.11 (definately) would both work on that 
platform and have a working TCP/IP stack.

> Try running Mac OSX on a Mac Plus. (I've tried and failed)
See above.  I don't know what the last release of MacOS was that supported 
the Plus, but it may have TCP/IP support and maybe NSCA Mosaic.  Not sure.

> Try surfing the Web on an Apple II. (I've tried and failed)
See above. Again.  Contiki.

Here's a link with more information:

> You get the point - migration to IPv6 will make some devices obsolete.

You're entirely correct on this point.  However, specious hyperbole 
doesn't make that case.

Oh, and I've also seen people browse the web on a Commodore 64.  Don't 
ever tell a geek something can't be done.  You'll get beat in spades. :)


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