Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Sep 2005 12:24 UTC
Windows Vista Beta 1 and Longhorn Server Beta 1 include a new implementation of the TCP/IP protocol suite known as the Next Generation TCP/IP stack. The Next Generation TCP/IP stack in Windows Vista and Windows Server Longhorn is a complete redesign of TCP/IP functionality for both IPv4 and IPv6 that meets the connectivity and performance needs of today's varied networking environments and technologies. Elsewhere, will Office 12 be named... Office Mondo?
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by DonQ on Wed 28th Sep 2005 15:40 UTC
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As far as their NextGen TCP/IP implementation doesn't break RFCs, I welcome new stack. Current TCP/IP is working well, but it's apparently a mess inside.

Well, look at next sentences in pointed article (my italic):

"WFP is more secure, integrated in the stack, and much easier for independent software vendors (ISVs) to build drivers, services, and applications that must filter, analyze, or modify TCP/IP traffic."
"The Next-Generation TCP/IP stack has an infrastructure to enable more modular components that can be dynamically inserted and removed."

What we get finally:

[NextGen TCP/IP stack should be] more secure, [but it's] much easier for [anybody to] modify TCP/IP traffic [and/or] insert more [unwanted] components dynamically.


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