RFC 875

Gateways, architectures, and heffalumps, September 1982

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc875.txt
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Status:
UNKNOWN
Author:
M.A. Padlipsky
Stream:
[Legacy]

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC0875

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Abstract

This RFC is a discussion about the role of gateways in an internetwork, especially the problems of translating or mapping protocols between different protocol suites. The discussion notes possible functionality mis-matches, undesirable routing "singularity points", flow control issues, and high cost of translating gateways. Originally published as M82-51 by the MITRE Corporation, Bedford, Massachusetts.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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