[rbridge] Updated charter
touch at ISI.EDU
Wed Feb 2 10:55:41 PST 2005
Michael Smith wrote:
> Yes, I was referring to traditional translational bridges which "adapt" the
> headers. AFAIK, a bridge either retains the MAC header (transparent
> bridging), translates the MAC header (translational bridging), strips the
> header and terminates the frame (i.e. BPDUs), or encapsulates/decapsulates
> it when transporting across specific media types. I was assuming that
> "replace the MAC header" in this context was referring to translational
> bridging. If not, it would be nice to see a specific example as to what is
> meant by "replace" and if it implies something beyond the capabilities just
Sure - translating 802 token ring to 802 ethernet is easy. IMO, they're
effectively a single L2 by design.
Translating 802 to ATM is not.
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