Philip A. Prindeville (PAP4@AI.AI.MIT.EDU)
Fri, 13 Nov 87 22:45:25 EST
Date: 6 Nov 87 11:43:58 GMT
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bruce G Barnett)
Subject: Is there an EGP that is available?
If we wanted to run EGP (External Gateway Protocol) on an Internet/mail
gateway for the purposes of dynamically finding routes to other
machines, where do we get this program?
Is the source available?
I know that Sun sells it with their DDN SunLink product.
What about Ultrix/4.3bsd?
What are the other protocols available - and what do people recommend?
Bruce G. Barnett <barnett@ge-crd.ARPA> <> <barnett@steinmetz.UUCP>
EGP is not a routing protocol. It is a `reachability'
protocol. There isn't sufficient information in EGP
to avoid certain routing pitfalls, like looping...
I believe it is FTP'ble either trantor.umd.edu.
The archive is called "gated.tar", and is in the
The source is in the public domain (I think).
It should be the most current version. Also,
Phil Karn recently found a minor patch for it that
he claims avoids most of the ARPAnet trauma seen
in the last few weeks, when EGP packets are fragmented
and/or excessively delayed.
His posting was also on TCP-IP.
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