[RINA] Question for all of you

Flavio Esposito flavio.esposito at gmail.com
Sat Oct 2 00:18:13 EDT 2010

Hi John,
to me a layer is
a logical abstraction identified by a set of functions for which it's the
unique responsible.

Can we say that RINA design principle assumes an holistic approach that is
against the modularized "divide and conquer" architecture ala ISO-OSI, where
each so called layer has a limited variables scope?


2010/10/1 John Day <jeanjour at comcast.net>

> Lately, I have had inklings from discussions on various IETF lists
> that what I thought a layer was may be at odds with what much of the
> Internet thinks a layer is.
> So I thought I would ask all of you, what it was you were taught a
> layer was?  Could you define or otherwise characterize the concept
> of"layer"?  Not layer in RINA, but the concept of layer as you
> understood it prior to RINA (in case knowledge of RINA has changed
> your concept of layer).  Of course it would be interesting to know
> whether or not it has.
> This is not a trick question.  I suspect that there is a subtle
> difference and this is the only way I can think to test the
> hypothesis.
> Take care,
> John
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