[nycbug-talk] ancient protocals

Isaac Levy ike
Wed Jun 16 17:48:24 EDT 2004

On Jun 16, 2004, at 5:35 PM, Pete Wright wrote:
> how about homing pigeons carrying tcp/ip packets printed on paper ;)

hrm, I don't see this in any online OSI docs- but I'd assume the 

Physical Layer (1)
Homing Pigeons (and carrying apparatus)

Data Link Layer (2)

Network Layer (3)
IP, (or physical location coordinate mapping from birdbrain, 

Transport Layer (4)
TCP (or PTP, 'piegons trusting people' who they know)

Session Layer (6)
Usually ports, but I guess Piegon cage # would suffice.

Application Layer (7)
Human manual read of the packet

Hrm... perhaps some sort of emergency network could be put in place for 
nycbug folks?  PGP key-signing for this emerging Piegonnet at next 
meeting? (though we have to figure out some things, as the pgp 
handshake itself could take weeks to complete...)


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