[ih] seeking aggregate RFC term for "host or gateway"

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 17:01:50 PST 2017

For IPv4, I suspect it's vague. There's a precise definition of 'node'
for IPv6, in RFC2460 section 2.


On 10/02/2017 13:26, Joe Touch wrote:
> Hi, all,
> I'm in the process of completing an RFC on tunneling in the Internet,
> and need to be able to cite an RFC-based term that refers to "host or
> gateway".
> I originally considered "network node" to be obvious, but that term
> appears in early (two-digit) RFCs to refer only to relays (precursors to
> gateways), as distinct from hosts.
> Does anyone know if there is a term that refers to both hosts (sources
> and sinks of datagrams) and gateways (relays of datagrams) as s a set?
> Thanks,
> Joe
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