Re: [Autoconf] updated draft on aspects of multi-hop wireless communication

Thomas Heide Clausen <ietf@thomasclausen.org> Wed, 25 February 2009 22:33 UTC

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Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 23:35:28 +0100
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Subject: Re: [Autoconf] updated draft on aspects of multi-hop wireless communication
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On Feb 25, 2009, at 17:06 PM, Alexandru Petrescu wrote:

> Emmanuel Baccelli a écrit :
>> Alex, I think that what Charlie and Thomas want to say is basically:
>> - A router typically has several physical interfaces
>> - A router typically has just one MANET interface (although it may  
>> have several)
>> - A router may have just one physical interface (for instance its  
>> MANET interface)
>
> Emmanuel, I agree with the first definition in the list.  I think  
> it's probably the most widely accepted definition, among the three.
>
> However, the draft pictures a router with only one interface, which  
> is only the third in the list.
>

I think that the point is that in a MANET as it is commonly deployed,  
one quite often find routers which have just one physical interface.

Thomas

> Alex
>
>> Emmanuel
>> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 11:01 PM, Charles E. Perkins  
>> <charles.perkins@earthlink.net  
>> <mailto:charles.perkins@earthlink.net>> wrote:
>>     Hello Alex,
>>     On this point I disagree.  I think it is better to show the
>>     routers with a single network interface -- which is what
>>     they have in real life.  This is also the reason that techniques
>>     like split horizon aren't appropriate.
>>     Regards,
>>     Charlie P.
>>     Alexandru Petrescu wrote:
>>         Emmanuel, AUTOCONFers,
>>         Just a short clarifying point: I think it would be  
>> clarifying to
>>         illustrate the routers to have two interfaces.  Routers with
>>         only one
>>         interface aren't very typical.
>>         Just a note,
>>         Alex
>>         Emmanuel Baccelli a écrit :
>>             Hi all,
>>             following the fruitful discussions about initial  
>> version of
>>             the document, here is an update to the draft describing
>>             aspects of
>>             multi-hop wireless communication:
>>             http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-baccelli- 
>> multi-hop-wireless-communication-01.txt
>>             Again, the goal of this document is to identify a  
>> consensus
>>             about
>>             this topic, and then use this to move on quicker with the
>>             rest of the
>>             work...
>>             Please review it, and provide feedback as soon as  
>> possible.
>>             Cheers
>>             Emmanuel
>>              
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