On Sat April 9 2005 15:34, Dave Crocker wrote:
Reassembly is architecturally a gateway function
although it is a perfectly fine thing, to be able to do reassembly in a
gateway, there is nothing that requires it to be done there.
I'm having a hard time understanding what you're getting at, from an
A gateway isn't a "there", it's a functional component with a specific
characteristic, viz. it modifies messages (unlike MTAs, MDA, MUAs).
Reassembly requires (substantial) modification.
as noted already, it is also fine to do it at the recipient site.
Again a gateway is a functional component; "recipient site" isn't.
in fact, there are a number of scenarios that require it, both for internet
mail and for IP.