Gateways, architectures, and heffalumps, September 1982
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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 8729.