Actually, the name is "brouteur", from the French verb "brouter", to
browse - the herbivore action of eating grass, not the web variation. A
"broute[u]r" is a device that is peacefully munching at your data, like
a cow in a pasture.
From: Ed Mier [mailto:emier(_at_)MIER(_dot_)COM]
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 7:01 AM
To: 'Bill Cunningham'
Subject: RE: router types
BROUTER = combined bridge and router. It was common a few years ago,
when multiple concurrent protocol stacks were running over an enterprise
data network (not then an Intranet), to route some protocols (IP, IPX,
DECnet, etc.) and bridge others (Netbeui/Netbios, etc.). Today almost
everything's running over or tunneled in IP.
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.