I am new to the whole networking world and I apologize if this is a re-post of a question.
What I want to know is that is there a mechanism for routers to discover its environment. NOT what a dynamic routing table does. but more than that. for example an intelligent system that would discover its environment such as what are the supporting routing and security protocols each neighboring routers are using. more like an advanced routing table which stores more than what a dynamic routing table holds. any references would be of great help :)
I directed this question to you experts cause i do not have the knowledge or know the keywords to search online on this subject matter.