Re: Another proposal to think about Tue, 28 November 1989 21:40 UTC

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Subject: Re: Another proposal to think about
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Allowing routing protocols to carry the information won't work.  We're
moving more and more towards an environment where even routers use a
default route to some higher-level router.  For example, our link to
JVNCNET advertises ``default'' to us via RIP; none of our local routers
could glean any MTU information.  And that in turn means that an analog
to ICMP Redirect wouldn't work well.