Re. EGP Remembered

Walter Prue prue at usc.edu
Fri May 13 17:33:09 CDT 2011


>Does no one remember EGP?

To add to what Jessica already said about EGP, I can add that there were basically 3 metric values:

0 - directly connected
1-254 - not directly connected
255 unavailable

So there was no concept of hop counts or quality of the route other than directly connected.  I don't recall why the metric
of 255 would ever be used as apposed to just not advertising a route.

Walt




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