I've read a little about Internet protocols and deduced that on local area network, there is no need to use the IP protocol, though it's normally used.
Is there a possibility to turn off the IP protocol in Linux and use only MAC (ethernet) addresses for frame delivering? How would you do it?
I guess there will be a problem with
TCP. I'm not sure if it can work on top of
The IP protocol overhead is so small that it's being used on LANs (with hubs) too?