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[ih] When did "32" bits for IP register as "not enough"?

On Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 5:58 PM Brian E Carpenter <
brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com> wrote:

> They, like many other companies, had been told by many officials
> in the USA and Europe (and a bit later in Asia) that OSI would be
> a government procurement requirement. That triggered a lot of
> investment in product development.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_Open_Systems_Interconnection_Profile

Plus large manufacturing firms such as GM and Boeing were drinking the
coolaid with their MAP/TOP push
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manufacturing_Automation_Protocol which was
OSI based (plus those folks did not believe in Ethernet - they were sure it
would not work on a manufacturing floor).

But as I said, economics won out.     The HW they promoted was just too
expensive and the SW never really matured.   As others pointed out, the
cost of an OSI implementation was huge.    Even teleco standards like X.25
ended up not being worth it.  Just not enough people bought them to make it
so it was worth it.

In the end, MAP/GOSIP et al went away - because why would you guy something
that cost more and in the end, did less?
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