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Re: IGPs and services?

  • From: Bryan C. Andregg
  • Date: Thu May 18 10:16:13 2000

On Wed, May 17, 2000 at 10:14:58PM -0400, [email protected] mailed:
> Running a routing protocol on a unix box doesn't mean you're using it as a
> router.  Perhaps he just wants OSPF on a few servers so they can send
> their packets more efficiently.  Consider a case where you have a few
> access servers and unix servers on the same switch and a router connecting
> that POP to your backbone.  Having a routing protocol on those unix boxes
> means they can send packets directly to the appropriate access server (or
> the router) rather than everything to the router, just to have it spit the
> packets back out headed for an access server on that segment.

Pardon my ignorance here, but wont ICMP redirects take care of this situation
                 Bryan C. Andregg * <[email protected]> * Red Hat, Inc.

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