Re: Routers vs. Bridges

Roy Smith (phri!
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?

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

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