Obsolete settings, still around

David Collier-Brown davecb at Canada.Sun.COM
Tue Mar 10 16:03:22 GMT 1998

Andrew Tridgell wrote:
> The max packet and packet size are there for backward compatibility
> with old configs. We can probably remove them now.

	Being excessively nice to harried sysadmins, 
	I'd claim they need to be phased out, and 
	propose that be turned into ``sorry, I don't need 
	to exist, goodbye'' messages.

[Honeywell used to be very good at becoming obsolete: they had
 an algorithm for it:
	given p::= old, q::= new, then
1.	p		(no q yet)			
2.	p == q		(q is usable by itself, too)
3.	p == p'		(p' is (message && q))
4.	p == p''	(p'' is just (message))
5.	!p		(no more p)
 I claim max packet/packet size could usefully go to 4...
 Honeywell the computer company is now at 4, heading for 5 (;-)0]
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