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NAME server on lisp machines
- To: MT at MIT-XX
- Subject: NAME server on lisp machines
- From: MOON at MIT-MC (David A. Moon)
- Date: Sun ,30 Mar 80 00:52:00 EDT
CC: (BUG LISPM) at MIT-MC
Date: 29 Mar 1980 0231-EST
From: Michael Travers <MT at MIT-XX>
Subject: NAME server on lisp machines
To: (BUG LISPM) at MIT-AI
It doesn't close its connection properly (appears to never send EOF).
This does not appear to be true. Are you sure? The code waits for all
packets to be acknowledged, sends an eof, waits for that to be acknowledged,
then closes. Of course I don't know if there are old versions floating around
that are different. Also it might be broken, because someone (I hope it wasn't
me!) vandalized the code to run in the Chaosnet-background process, which means
that it would not get any retransmission. I've fixed that in the source.
You probably really want to use the FINGER server, not the NAME server,
as it uses a simple-transaction rather than a full byte-stream connection.