Re: Patch for route.c

Alan Cox (
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 00:19:38 +0100 (BST)

> A machine on __any__ single __physical__ network link needs only two routes.
> Note the emphasis on "any" and "physical".
> (1) A route to its local network or subnet.
> (2) A route to all other places.

One great thing btw is the more you shout the more I can tell you are wrong.
Consider the case

| | |
Host1 Host2 Host3

You want all the hosts to pick the right backbone router. You also dont want
to feed all the traffic through one router first because it creates bottlenecks
as well as very bad single point of failure cases.