brouter


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brouter

A device which bridges some packets (i.e. forwards based on data link layer information) and routes other packets (i.e. forwards based on network layer information). The bridge/route decision is based on configuration information.

brouter

(Bridging ROUTER) See bridge router.
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To do so, there would be so-called brouters (boxes that are both bridges and routers) on the edge of a TCP/IP internet.
The direct approach is better adapted for the LAN rather than the WAN environment where cost-effective bridges, routers, and brouters can be utilized to connect similar and dissimilar nodes on the network.
17) Par exemple, on rapporte que les Rendille ont affirme ceci apres le massacre : ni eux ni quiconque [les Ilgira] ne feront brouter leurs troupeaux sur les plaines d'El Barta, qui jauniront et se fletriront Or, au milieu de l'annee 1997, malgre la venue des pluies, l'eau ne suffit pas et il n'y eut plus grand-chose a brouter.
The first is for a single end-to-end network management tool that could be used on networks that contain multiple LANS, bridges, routers, brouters, gateways, backbones, equipment from multiple vendors, and WANs that can be geographically remote and heterogeneous, resident in the host or subnet, and managed from a single centralized site.