[e2e] use of MAC addresses

Charles M. Hannum mycroft at netbsd.org
Wed Apr 19 11:05:42 PDT 2006

On Wed, Apr 19, 2006 at 06:07:14PM +0200, Detlef Bosau wrote:
> Charles M. Hannum wrote:
> >Actually, even 1000 nodes on a single Ethernet starts to get problematic
> >in practice -- even in a star topology (where you don't necessarily have
> >collision problems), you get nailed by ARP probes pretty quickly.
> Hm. May I play the advocatus diaboly here?
> If we only use Ethernet addresses and no IP - where are the ARP probes 
> then? ;-)

Sure.  Still, I'd like to see how long it takes spanning tree to
converge -- or if it ever does.

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