The term brouter has been floating around since someone first decided to
bundle bridging software/algorithms with conventional routing
software/algorithms. It is basically and interconnection device that can
both bridge and route, and usually do so simultaneously (e.g., route IP,
bridge all other protocols).
Today, that is the vast majority of routers on the market.
From: Bill Cunningham [mailto:billcu(_at_)citynet(_dot_)net]
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 8:08 AM
Subject: router types
I was wondering if anyone out there knows the difference in a router and
brouter. I know what a router is but a brouter must be new.