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

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Fri Feb 8 03:51:08 PST 2013

Larry Sheldon <LarrySheldon at cox.net> wrote:
> 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.

I gather from RFC 1069 that the term "inter-domain routing" comes from the
OSI protocols. It says ``... the concept of "routing domains" as used in
ANSI and ISO.  This concept is similar to, but not identical with, the
concept of "Autonomous System" used in the Internet.''

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