[rbridge] Draft Minneapolis minutes
erik.nordmark at sun.com
Fri Apr 8 14:05:38 PDT 2005
Radia Perlman wrote:
> A couple of corrections:
> Under "VLANs" you don't say what was presented, just the discussion
> Here's a summary of what was presented:
> Presented a modified design, where the "egress RBridge" is included in
> the header
> (between the outer header, which bridges would see, and the inner frame
> which is
> exactly as transmitted by the endnode). Forwarding is to the egress
> This enables the core to forward solely based on egress RBridge, and not
> to have endnode addresses in forwarding tables. It also means that only
> attached to a particular VLAN need to know about the endnodes in that VLAN.
I'll add that.
> So for simplicity, I'd remove:
> Radia Perlman: I wasn't provided with the whole problem, just told to
> develop a spanning protocol.
> and replace it with:
> Radia Perlman: At that point in time they would never have
> considered adding an encapsulation header. It would have made
> the devices too complex and there were hard limits on
> frame sizes.
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