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EGP Gateway under Berkeley UNIX 4.2 (RFC0911)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004322D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Aug-22
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Oct-05
Document File: 19 page(s) / 56K

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P. Kirton: AUTHOR

Abstract

This report describes an implementation of the Exterior Gateway Protocol that runs under the Unix 4.2 BSD operating system. Some issues related to local network configurations are also discussed.

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Network Working Group

Request for Comments: 911

EGP GATEWAY UNDER BERKELEY UNIX 4.2

PAUL KIRTON

University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute

Visiting Research Fellow from Telecom Australia Research Laboratories

22 August 1984

ABSTRACT

This report describes an implementation of the Exterior Gateway Protocol that

runs under the Unix 4.2 BSD operating system. Some issues related to local

network configurations are also discussed.

Status of this Memo:

This memo describes an implementation of the Exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP)

(in that sense it is a status report). The memo also discusses some possible

extentions and some design issues (in that sense it is an invitation for

further discussion). Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Funding for this research was provided by DARPA and Telecom Australia.

RFC 911 i

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION 1

1.1 Motivation for Development 1

1.2 Overview of EGP 2

2. GATEWAY DESIGN 4

2.1 Routing Tables 4

2.1.1 Incoming Updates 5

2.1.2 Outgoing Updates 5

2.2 Neighbor Acquisition 6

2.3 Hello and Poll Intervals 6

2.4 Neighbor Cease 7

2.5 Neighbor Reachability 7

2.6 Sequence Numbers 8

2.7 Treatment of Excess Commands 8

2.8 Inappropriate Messages 8

2.9 Default Gateway 9

3. TESTING 10

4. FUTURE ENHANCEMENTS 11

4.1 Multiple Autonomous Systems 11

4.2 Interface Monitoring 11

4.3 Network Level Status Information 11

4.4 I...