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Travis Biegun wrote: > The portion i'm really intrigued with at the moment, is Styx -... Styx just treats TCP as an error-free byte-stream transport. Styx is a layer on top of TCP, in the OSI sense, and one really doesn't care where the FIDs go, relative to the underlying packets. The predecessor to styx (and a very close relative), which is used for plan9, was run on top of a protocol called 'IL', which ran on IP (without TCP) that provided an error-free stream of variable length messages. It has also run on top of Datakit networks with their own protocols, and also some kind of low error-rate point-to-point fiber link (without even IP).