Re: [Autoconf] Closing summary on consensus-call for RFC5889modifications

"Dearlove, Christopher (UK)" <Chris.Dearlove@baesystems.com> Wed, 25 August 2010 08:41 UTC

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It's running the routing protocol, and not just listening
to it, but engaging actively in it - sending necessary
routing protocol messages. It's a router.

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Christopher Dearlove
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From: Juliusz Chroboczek [mailto:Juliusz.Chroboczek@pps.jussieu.fr] 
Sent: 24 August 2010 18:11
To: Dearlove, Christopher (UK)
Cc: reshmi r; autoconf@ietf.org
Subject: Re: [Autoconf] Closing summary on consensus-call for
RFC5889modifications


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> consider for example an OLSR node that does not wish to be a relay,
> only an endpoint. It can do that by setting WILLINGNESS equal to zero,
> and if it is built only to take such a role it can then throw away
> large chunks of OLSR code (for example it never sends TC messages).

What you're describing is not a router.  It's a host that's snooping on
a routing protocol.

                                        Juliusz


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