Re: Automatic IP address assignment


Mills@UDEL.EDU
Tue, 9 Jun 87 14:48:34 EDT


Geoff,

See RFC-891, which among other things describes the scheme used by the
so-called fuzzballs. The idea is that a newcomer squawks his IP address
in a hello packet and then the local-net routing algorithm bumps and
grinds to match. The scheme allows virtual hosts to pop up anywhere
touched by the algorithm, even if a different network. The scheme is
used for many permanently attached hosts, as well as dial-up hosts.

Dave



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