Choosing a gateway

Jeff Makey (Makey@LOGICON.ARPA)
13 Feb 86 22:44 PST

     There are quite a few gateways between the ARPANET and the MILNET.
What is a good strategy for choosing a gateway between two nets when
more than one exists? It seems to me that some relevant factors are:

     (1) whether a gateway is up at the moment I want to use it;

     (2) how heavily a gateway is loaded; and

     (3) the distance (in terms of IMP hops) from my host to a gateway.

How can my TCP/IP daemon evaluate these factors? Is there an RFC or
some other available documentation that will answer these questions?

                          :: Jeff Makey

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