Subject: Re: IPv6 terminology confusion (on my side?)
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: None <>
List: tech-net
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
	"router advertisement".

	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.