Protocol Nit (was RE: A basic question on encoding Latin characters)

From: Edward Cherlin (
Date: Sat Oct 02 1999 - 21:03:34 EDT

At 17:12 -0700 9/28/1999, Rick McGowan wrote:


>...don't design protocols like "login: " and expect them to scale
>appropriately. This is precisely the same problem that people with
>walkie-talkies used to fix by using phrases like "over" and
> Rick

This nit is often picked: "Over" means, "I'm waiting for you to
talk", while "Out" means end-of-session. So "Over and out" would be

Edward Cherlin
"It isn't what you don't know that hurts you, it's
what you know that ain't so."--Mark Twain, or else
some other prominent 19th century humorist and wit

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