Silicon Valley is bubbling with networking startups.
Many of these new small companies are designing products
based on PC motherboards and doing some sw and/or hw
customization to turn them into networking switches,
routers, firewalls, etc. Rather than embedding a RTOS,
they are choosing a free unix and usually this is FreeBSD
since Linux networking is not the de facto BSD stack.
The "unique" tcp/ip implementation is a liability to linux.
Is anyone working to replace the standard linux stack
with port derived from the 4.4BSD code?