Re: Response to Long Distance NFS Query

Phil R. Karn (
21 Dec 87 09:22:56 GMT

By the way, one advantage of bridges over routers for NFS traffic (at
least for the Vitalink bridges we use) is that they maintain the
original Ethernet CRC; they encapsulate the entire source packet (CRC
included) over the HDLC link. This means that a broken Ethernet
controller in the bridge won't corrupt your checksumless NFS/UDP packets
like a broken Ethernet controller in an IP router would.


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