And you thought your 'net connection was slow?
May 4, 2001 3:28 PM   Subscribe

And you thought your 'net connection was slow? On Saturday, a group of Linux enthusiasts in Bergen, Norway, succeeded in exchanging some data using the Carrier Pigeon Internet Protocol (CPIP).
posted by andrewraff (7 comments total)

 
High-ping bastards.
posted by dhartung at 5:58 PM on May 4, 2001


Hasn't anybody thought of attaching memory cards to the pigeons' legs? The latency would be drastically reduced by skipping those bottleneck digital-to-analog-and-back conversions, and the bandwidth would increase as much as one million times! All this with the current infrastructure! I'll call this new standard DPL (Digital Pigeon Line).
posted by sja at 6:43 PM on May 4, 2001


Apparently not, sja.

Yet another highly vital frontier as yet uncharted. How about it, science?
posted by chicobangs at 6:59 PM on May 4, 2001


sja, I think your idea might increase packet collisions...
posted by machaus at 7:09 PM on May 4, 2001


...and the linux enthusiasts touted their pigeon packet delivery system as a replacement for any microsoft product you can think of...
posted by benjh at 9:43 PM on May 4, 2001


What is interesting is that, due to flocking behavior, the more people use this protocol, the higher the latency becomes. Just like in the real Internet, only for a completely different reason.
posted by kindall at 10:20 AM on May 5, 2001


"It's not digital, it's pigital."
posted by rodii at 4:58 PM on May 6, 2001


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