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Re: Styx..



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).