The initial device (the one that first sends the packet), will usually
place a Time To Live (TTL) value of 64 in the IP header.
o If the the next device decrements this value as it sends it out an
interface, then it is a "router" and the packet has been routed.
o If the next device passes the packet through without modifications
to the IP header, then it is a "bridge" and the packet has been bridged.
(Canonical/non-canonical changes are not considered to be modifications
in this context.)
o If the next device does something different than either of these,
then, we at Cisco call it a "potential acquisition". ;-)
Hope this helps,
Houston, Texas, USA
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At 01:32 PM 2/24/97 EDT, Ryan Russell/SYBASE wrote:
>For those who must be getting tired of the arguement, again:
>One of my Sun's that runs Firewall-1 will, with IP Forwarding enabled,