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From "Sam Ruby" <>
Subject Re: INPUT, OUTPUT considered harmful
Date Fri, 01 Jun 2001 00:52:01 GMT
Rob Jellinghaus wrote:
> The reason is that, depending on where you stand, it's possible to have
> different opinions about which direction is INPUT and which is OUTPUT.
> Specifically, it seems to me that INPUT is always "towards the provider"
> and OUTPUT is always "away from the provider".  But to Glen, INPUT is
> the network" and OUTPUT is "towards the network".  Thus, in my world, the
> client's INPUT chain gets routed (over the network) to the server's INPUT
> chain, and server OUTPUT goes (over the net) to client OUTPUT.  But in
> Glen's world, the client's OUTPUT chain gets routed (over net) to the
> server's INPUT chain, and the server's OUTPUT gets routed (over net) to
> client's INPUT.

Remind me to never let you near my VCR.  :-P

- Sam Ruby

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