[rbridge] Should we optimize the common case?
gibanez at it.uc3m.es
Tue Nov 14 08:52:55 PST 2006
You are likely right (DHCP and IPv6 defaul). But it is probably
worth to think a moment how to circunvent it before rejecting the
approach, given the advantages involved.
Hierarchical addresses are an option to global standard host list
mechanism, they could be enabled and disabled per RBridge.
Caitlin Bestler escribió:
> 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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