6.6. Interconnecting the Source-Routed and Transparently Bridged Universes
If the network environment comprises a pure, source-routed catenet, and all of the end stations and bridges follow the principles and algorithms dictated by source routing, the system should behave as expected. In particular, if there is an operational physical path present between any pair of end stations, those stations should be able to communicate using source routing. Similarly, if the catenet comprises a set of stations and bridges operating according to the rules of transparent bridging, we should also expect to be able to communicate among all stations in a manner consistent with that bridging method.
SOURCE ROUTING IS PROPERLY NAMED
Consider some of the behavioral characteristics of a source-routed network:
These characteristics are much more descriptive of devices operating at the Network ...