[rbridge] Should we optimize the common case?
caitlinb at broadcom.com
Tue Nov 14 08:34:03 PST 2006
Guillermo Ibáñez wrote:
> Two comments.
> Radia Perlman escribió:
>> The first RBridge has to recognize a true MAC address,
> The first RBridge recognizes a true MAC adress and replaces
> in the encapsulated frame with the hierarchical address (MAC
I think you are suggesting that the RBRidge act as proxy ARP
so that all remote traffic thinks that the local MAC address
is *the* MAC address, complete with translation of MAC addresses
on the fly.
There are some cool possibilities there, but unfortunately I
do not think such a solution is universally viable. For a local
connection applications may attach actual meaning to the MAC
address. Some immediate examples that come to mind include
DHCP servers and the generation of default IPv6 addresses.
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