What is the difference between the “vines propagate” (undocumented) and “vines serverless” configuration commands?
A. The propagate command tells the router to forward a broadcast out an interface without a decrement to the hop count and not pay attention to the broadcast modifier bits. This allows you to have the second “file service request” broadcasts travel farther than their normal one hop, as well as have them travel across X.25 networks. It is always applied on the outbound interface. (The first “file service request” broadcast is a zero-hop broadcast and is discarded.) The serverless command indicates that a physical network segment has no Banyan servers on it, and special processing must take place on inbound zero-hop broadcast frames. The initial “file service request” broadcast is sent out the interface that has the shortest path to a Banyan server. It is forwarded WITHOUT a decrement to the hop count, but it DOES pay attention to the broadcast modifier bits. In other words, this particular frame is marked so that it does not traverse an X.25 network, and in this case the router does not