[rbridge] Configuration of VLANs vs selfconfiguration
Harald Tveit Alvestrand
harald at alvestrand.no
Fri Sep 23 01:05:30 PDT 2005
--On fredag, september 23, 2005 09:38:53 +0200 Guillermo Ibáñez
<gibanez at it.uc3m.es> wrote:
> IMHO, with this restrictive interpretation of zero configuration we
> solve only half of the configuration problem.
> Anyway, if this is the prevalent opinion, I suggest to add this
> clarification to the draft (zero configuration for single LAN, equal
> configuration for VLANs as standard bridges).
I think you could in theory get close to zeroconf for VLAN membership.
It would go something like:
- Device attaches
- Bridge broadcasts "who knows this guy" on a reserved "management" VLAN
- Some management function replies "I do - he's in vlan G"
- Bridge configures the port to that VLAN
(or if no reply - to a "default" VLAN)
(For extra credits, work in where to add 802.1x authentication)
The only config on the bridge would be what answers to believe (security
makes complete zeroconf impossible, but we all know that by now....)
But this mechanism would be completely orthogonal to what TRILL is about,
of course. So this is not the right list to discuss it.
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