[rbridge] Consensus Check: Point to Point links
Caitlin.Bestler at neterion.com
Fri Oct 5 14:39:24 PDT 2007
Radia Perlman wrote:
I also don't understand why this is important, but to the extent with
which I do understand the implementation concern, how about instead of
saying you can put whatever you want in source and destination, we
instead define two constant MAC addresses, one that can always be used
by an RBridge in the source field, say, RBridge-from-MAC, and another
that can always be used in the destination field, say RBridge-to-MAC.
What I like about this proposal is that any RBridge that does not
care to implement this feature will just see traffic that is not
addressed to it. I think the only impact beyond the RBridges that
are actually implementing the feature is the need to reserve the
special MAC addresses.
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