[ih] Domains and Networks (was Re: The story of BGP?)

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at cox.net
Thu Feb 7 16:42:55 PST 2013

On 2/7/2013 12:23 PM, Justine Sherry wrote:

> I was in the graduate networking class yesterday at Berkeley and we
> were discussing the origin of BGP for Interdomain routing, and we

That introduction clangs.  We all know that I have no cachet nor 
credential to offer in this place, but in an earlier life had occasional 
opportunities to ask people to us terms correctly lest the confuse or 
signal confusion.

At that time and place routing happened between networks, oblivious to 
the presence or absence (or even existence in thing like IPX networks) 
of domain boundaries.  I don't think even the use of IP forces the 
existence of a domain structure.

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