Which RFC?

Joe Rhett joe at Navigist.Com
Thu Jan 2 17:02:43 UTC 1997

> Anyone know *which* RFC says a packets should be routed using the
> most specific route in a routing table, not (for instance) the first
> route in the table that matches, or, for instance, using a less specific
> route that has a better metric? This is so basic I hardly
> know where to find it, but I have a (for the time being anonymous)
> systems vendor who really prefers the way their kernel does it ....
> Oddly enough it doesn't work well with subnetting.
RFC 1520, 1519, 1518 in order of relevance. You should probably read
them in numerical order tho.. :)

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