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Meaning of GENERIC ROUTING ENCAPSULATION

 
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(GRE) A protocol which allows an arbitrary network protocol A to be transmitted over any other arbitrary network protocol B, by encapsulating the packets of A within GRE packets, which in turn are contained within packets of B.

Defined in rfc 1701 and rfc 1702 (GRE over IP).

 

 

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