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[ih] FTP Design

I think it may have been Walden and Cosell who proposed the symetrical Telnet design.

 From: John Day <jeanjour at comcast.net>
To: braden at ISI.EDU; internet-history at postel.org 
Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 6:10 PM
Subject: Re: [ih] FTP Design
That would figure.

Who came up with the symmetrical Telnet design?? I remember Alex 
wrote it up after the meeting (or at least Grossman told me Alex was 
writing it up), but when I "blamed" him for it ;-), he wouldn't take 
the credit.

When you can bring symmetry to a problem that everyone else thought 
was asymmetrical, it is truly inspired.

Too bad we haven't seen more of those over the last couple of decades.


At 14:46 -0700 2012/06/30, Bob Braden wrote:
>John Day wrote:
>>? Actually, I believe that Telnet and FTP got an uncommon number of
>>? things right.? I think the idea of having replies that were both
>>? machine and human readable was brilliant.? I forget who came up with
>>? it but I think it was Postel and a couple of others.
>I believe the reply convention was pure Postel.
>Bob Braden
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