[rbridge] How to deal with RBridge-Rbridge link metrics ?
caitlinb at broadcom.com
Thu Jul 13 12:49:48 PDT 2006
rbridge-bounces at postel.org wrote:
> Thinking top of my head there, but, in your particular case,
> where there is only one bridge in the middle, you could rely on what
> follows :
> RBridgeA has a link metric of x,
> RBridgeB has a link metric of y < x.
> All the RBridges detect an asymetrical link metric, consider
> the largest, x, as the metric for RbridgeA->RBridgeB and
> RbridgeB->RBridgeA so that no one will consider that the link A->B is
> a 1Gbps link.
> Once you have two bridges in the middle, I don't see how to
> make the metric be accurate without a manual configuration...
I think the more relevant question is how to support manual
configuration *and* zero-configuration. More precisely, how
do you know that a given manual configuration is still relevant
after zero-configuration detects a change?
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