Re: a proposed modification to ARP


cire@clash.cisco.com
Tue, 19 Jul 88 12:33:09 PDT


>> Date: Mon, 18 Jul 88 11:02:26 EDT
>> From: jas@proteon.com (John A. Shriver)
>> To: DCP@quabbin.scrc.symbolics.com
>> Cc: tcp-ip@sri-nic.arpa
>> Subject: a proposed modification to ARP
>> Status: O
>>
>> ARP is one of the quintessentially elegant protocols. An enormous
>> amount of power is provided for a very simple implmentation. Let's
>> keep it that way.

Here here. I also have a question. If ARP was built to use
multicasts wouldn't that just replace one problem with another
one? The hosts on the network would have to be properly configured
to use an appropriate multicast or group of multicasts. How well
will this interoperate with other vendor's implementations? Is
all this worth it?

-c
cire|eric

Eric B. Decker
cisco Systems
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