Gateways, architectures, and heffalumps, September 1982
Cite this RFC: TXT | XML | BibTeX
Discuss this RFC: Send questions or comments to the mailing list email@example.com
Other actions: Submit Errata | Find IPR Disclosures from the IETF | View History of RFC 875
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.