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Re: How many protocols...

  • From: Magnus Boden
  • Date: Tue Jun 11 03:25:10 2002

On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 01:56:55PM -0400, Andy Dills wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, todd glassey wrote:
> 
> >
> > Hey there I am writing a paper for slamming ICANN a little more - how many
> > protocols are you folks actually routing today? 10, 20, and what are they?
> > Is there a standard list of protocols that all carriers support?
> 
> I'm all for slamming ICANN, so maybe you could elaborate on your approach
> a little more?
> 
> I'm not sure where you're going with this...and I don't think you're
> asking the question you intend to ask. By "protocols" do you mean to
> include services such as DNS, SMTP, etc?
> 
> Because, to answer your question directly, the list of protocols that all
> carries support includes IP, TCP, UDP, and ICMP. Some might do IPv6, but
> don't count on it. So how do you get to 10 or 20?

I wouldn't call it an isp if they only allowed tcp, udp and icmp.
It should be all ip protocols.

There can be a maximum of 256 of them. The isp shouldn't care what
the ipheader->protocol field is set to.

Regards
Magnus




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