Re: SDRP working group

B.Kumar@cs.ucl.ac.uk Tue, 17 November 1992 19:30 UTC

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To: Tony Li <tli@cisco.com>
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Subject: Re: SDRP working group
In-reply-to: Your message of "Tue, 17 Nov 92 10:17:48 PST." <9211171817.AA07256@lager.cisco.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 92 19:13:04 +0000
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From: B.Kumar@cs.ucl.ac.uk
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>   SDRP, in its current specification, is definitely not a
>   self-sustainable inter-domain *routing* protocol. By
>   self-sustainable, I mean that it should be possible for a site to
>   run *only* SDRP, and still be able to communicate with the rest of
>   the world. If it is not self sustainable- then, IMHO, it is not a
>   routing protocol but a source forwarding extension to IDRP.
>
>Is this anything other than a semantic quibble over the definition of
>a "routing protocol"?

Tony,

I am not objecting to calling SDRP by any name you like.
However, I was trying to remove the confusion that mismatch
in the (current) specification of SDRP and its name caused
to me. If SDRP is going to be developed as a source routing
protocol as charter (and you also) suggests, does that mean IDPR is 
dead. (I am asking this question because one of the main contributor 
to IDPR and SDRP effort is the same).

Thanks,

brijesh