OSCON 2005: Architecting Freedom
Subject:   Container analogy
Date:   2005-08-15 12:47:52
From:   nickgall
Response to: Container analogy

20-ton packet is my informal way of refering to a TEU. The container shape and load limits are the physical analogy of the IP packet structure and length limits, hence a network "format". As for the "container port protocol", think of what a multiprotocol IP router does: it takes an IP packet off an ATM network and puts it on an Ethernet network. A container port does the same thing between a ship "network" and a "truck" network. In the case of the container port, the protocol is the set of formal and informal rules about which order to put which TEUs where. My slides are available at .

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  1. Container analogy
    2005-08-18 08:37:03  Martin_Clausen [View]

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