Re: Routers vs. Bridges


Roy Smith (phri!roy@nyu.edu)
18 Dec 87 23:07:33 GMT


In article <173@quick.COM> srg@quick.COM (Spencer Garrett) writes:
> Actually, it's pretty easy to tell whether a box is a gateway (router)
> or just a bridge. If it has a network address, it's a gateway. If it
> doesn't, it's a bridge.

        I'm really out of my league here, so don't hesitate to correct me
if I'm wrong, but isn't it possible to have a bridge which has no IP
address of its own as far as moving packets around goes, but does have an
IP address for communicating with the box for control purposes?

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Roy Smith, {allegra,cmcl2,philabs}!phri!roy
System Administrator, Public Health Research Institute
455 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016



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