[rbridge] Ingress Rbridge address and BCN - 2nd Issue
Eric.Gray at marconi.com
Fri Oct 27 16:34:13 PDT 2006
This is an area in which it is possible for reasonable people
to disagree. I'm not absolutely sure I do, but I lean toward doing
The reason why I lean toward disagreeing with your statement
below is that a "core bridge" would certainly be expected to "need
to populate a MAC table just in case [it needs] to generate a BCN."
This would be true because - in strictly 802.1 networks - there is
no convenient delegate for this task.
Since we are not trying to solve problems that are not solved
for 802.1 LANs - except as specifically stated in the charter - we
are not necessarily going to excuse "core RBridges" from requirements
that would apply to "core bridges" in 802.1X extensions.
-- [SNIP] --
--> I agree with you (I think). Core RBridges should not need to populate a
--> MAC table just in case they need to generate a BCN. Given that, we have
--> two choices. Either flood the BCN (which I don't like at all), or add
--> the source RBridge so it can be simply copied to the destination RBridge
--> of the BCN (which I do like).
--> - Larry
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