Re: flooded with routing updates?


braden@venera.isi.edu
Fri, 8 Jul 88 10:59:23 PDT


                I have a problem with the statement "host should only need to
        know *a few* default gateways". How does a host learn about more than
        one default gateway? How does a host dynamically learn anything about
        routers without participating in the gateway protocol?? [I know the
        answer "ES-IS protocol". I mean today. now.]

                Kent England, Boston University

Kent,

A proposal for an ICMP Gateway Discovery Query/Report pair has undergone
extensive review in an IETF WG, and is nearing (I hope!) RFC stage.
There is also a trial implementation underway. So, this problem should
be solved soon. Meanwhile, we have to depend upon host configuration
information, as we always have.

Bob Braden



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