[ih] seeking aggregate RFC term for "host or gateway"
touch at isi.edu
Fri Feb 10 09:46:34 PST 2017
On 2/9/2017 5:01 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> For IPv4, I suspect it's vague. There's a precise definition of 'node'
> for IPv6, in RFC2460 section 2.
Thanks. "Device" comes with baggage too; it's often a physical entity on
which multiple OSes or network stacks operate too, which means it isn't
directly comparable to "gateway or host" in that sense, but the
definition would be OK for RFC2460...
> 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
>> 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?
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