On Thu, 02 Jan 1997 15:16:54 +0000
"Alex.Bligh" <firstname.lastname@example.org> alleged:
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.
I had a similar problem and this is what I found from 1812 this was just
a brief look...
E.3 Some Route Lookup Algorithms
This section examines several route lookup algorithms that are in
use or have been proposed. Each is described by giving the
sequence of pruning rules it uses. The strengths and weaknesses
of each algorithm are presented
E.3.1 The Revised Classic Algorithm
The Revised Classic Algorithm is the form of the traditional
algorithm that was discussed in Section [E.1]. The steps of this
1. Basic match
2. Longest match
3. Best metric