Subject: Re: IPv6 terminology confusion (on my side?)
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 01/26/2001 01:23:54
>I thought the Neighbour Discovery Protocol was the successor to ARP, and
>that the routing advertisement that NetBSD has is something different.
>Now looking at Solaris 8, it seems they use NDP etc. for what NetBSD
>calls routing advertisement. What's the deal here?
where do we use "routing advertisement" in the text? I guess you mean
Neighbor Discovery Protocol (RFC2461) has two components and four
ICMPv6 type #.
- Neighbor Solicitation message - ARP request
- Neighbor Advertisement message - ARP reply
- Router Solicitation message - something like DHCP request
- Router Advertisement message - something like DHCP reply
rtsol(8) and rtsold(8) implements Router Solicitation sender logic.
rtadvd(8) implements Router Advertisement message sender logic.
so there's no confusion, we just picked different name.