Re: [Autoconf] what's a router (was: WC consensus call for RFC5889 modifications )

Teco Boot <teco@inf-net.nl> Thu, 05 August 2010 11:05 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Autoconf] what's a router (was: WC consensus call for RFC5889 modifications )
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Alex,

I guess this mail leads to nothing.
But I give it a try.

>> To me a router is a device and its software doing this:
>> - has a routing table called such.
All nodes have such. Including hosts.

>> - does longest-prefix match algorithm to search in it.  This operation
>>  is not specified (no RFC) but it is there everywhere in every router,
>>  thanks BSD.
All nodes have such. Including hosts.
Yes, described in RFCs. Started in RFC 1122 (or before), extended in many RFC's. 
Thanks IETF members.

>> - includes that route.h I believe as CP said.
Nonsense.

>> - has multiple interfaces.
All nodes may have such. Including hosts.

>> In a sense every other host (my Windows PC) is a router because it does all these things.  My PDA, my cell phone, are all routers.
Nonsense.


Regards, Teco