[rbridge] When would an RBridge say "I don't want layer 2 multicast"?
d3e3e3 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 20:36:47 PDT 2009
On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 4:10 PM, Radia Perlman<Radia.Perlman at sun.com> wrote:
> Again, trying to close up these last little issues.
> Having the bit certainly isn't expensive, but it would be really good to
> understand why it's there and
> when it would be set, so we should probably wait for Dinesh to ask Dino.
I believe he has and reports that Dino is not longer pushing for this bit.
> I worry that if it's needed, it might need to be more granular that
> "all" or "no" layer 2 multicast. For instance,
> there might wind up being something IGMP-like in layer 2 requesting
> specific multicast addresses or ranges.
> (there might already be such a thing).
As far as I can tell, there is no facility for giving ranges in the
layer-2 multicast registration protocols, only individual multicast
addresses or all multicast addresses.
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