Evolution of the IP Model

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Author Dave Thaler 
Last updated 2008-10-28 (latest revision 2008-07-14)
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


This draft attempts to document various aspects of the IP service model and how it has evolved over time. In particular, it attempts to document the properties of the IP layer as they are seen by upper- layer protocols and applications, and especially properties which were (and at times still are) incorrectly perceived to exist, as well as properties that changing would cause problems.


Dave Thaler (dthaler@microsoft.com)

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