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Re: default gateway on different subnet
On Nov 15, 2008, at 7:02 AM, Johnny Billquist wrote:
James Chacon skrev:
On Nov 14, 2008, at 5:30 PM, Rhialto wrote:
That's because it's not specifying an implementation but just
showing possible logic to do so.
Nothing in that RFC disallows an interface "knowing" it can
directly connect to more than one network out a given interface.
On Fri 14 Nov 2008 at 06:26:07 +0100, Michael Kell Jensen wrote:
Well i dont understand why some say it is broken apparently some
network guys, friends do it all the time.
Well the reasoning is this. I tried to find it in the original RFCs
which define the Internet Protocol, but presumably the authors
so obvious that there was no need to mention it explicitly; at
couldn't find it so far. The closest I could find it was a passage
RFC 950, about subnetting, which I will quote below, but it uses the
weasel-word "Generally" instead of stating that it is the only
True. It is perfectly fine to configure an interface with two
However, that was not the scenario described in the original question.
To quote rfc 1122:
3.3.1 Routing Outbound Datagrams
The IP layer chooses the correct next hop for each datagram it
sends. If the destination is on a connected network, the
datagram is sent directly to the destination host; otherwise,
it has to be routed to a gateway on a connected network.
Note the operative word "connected network".
Show a standard requiring "connected network" to mean I have to have
an actual interface + IP configured for that network vs just
physically being able to see it in some way from the host. I don't
believe such a specification exists (that I could find) thereby
allowing implementations to easily allow this sort of thing at their
All of this comes down to implementation details which is a fairly
wide open framework to work within.
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