[rbridge] Rbridges for MANETs?
Templin, Fred L
Fred.L.Templin at boeing.com
Thu Oct 13 16:12:42 PDT 2005
I am wondering if anyone has considered Mobile Ad-hoc Networks
(MANETs) as an instance of a "campus" that Rbridges might find
themselves in? Due to node mobility, Rbridges would have to deal
with frequent link state changes in such an environment which
would give a constantly changing topology along with potentially
multiplicative increase in routing protocol overhead. Do we see
Rbridges as potentially extending to cover the MANET space?
I ask this partly because there will be a BOF on Ad-Hoc Network
Autonconfiguration (AUTOCONF) at the upcoming IETF and I wonder
about the overlap between what is being considered there and
TRILL. A quick overview makes it seem that the AUTOCONF approach
has more of a layer 3 flavor while TRILL is more focused on the
layer 2 proxy approach. Has anyone considered whether the two
approaches are essentially addressing the same problem space?
fred.l.templin at boeing.com
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