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From: Christian Huitema [mailto:huitema(_at_)windows(_dot_)microsoft(_dot_)com]
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]
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]
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.