[rbridge] : Application of RBRidge
venkatesh at riverstonenet.com
Thu Oct 12 08:59:32 PDT 2006
I'm new to this group, can someone point me to application of RBridges?
Sorry to ask some thing very basic.
As per my understanding existing protocols like MSTP would do good job
of load distribution of traffic in l2 network.
From: rbridge-bounces at postel.org [mailto:rbridge-bounces at postel.org] On
Behalf Of Silvano Gai
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 7:49 PM
To: Joe Touch
Cc: rbridge at postel.org; Radia Perlman
Subject: Re: [rbridge] TTL only - was RE: New fields in shim header?
Let's restrict the discussion to IEEE 802.1-compliant Ethernet networks.
Today the outer header contains:
o L2 destination = next RBridge, or for flooded frames, a new (to be
assigned) multicast layer 2 address meaning "all RBridges"
o L2 source = transmitting RBridge (the one that most recently
handled this frame)
If we want to avoid carrying the egress RBridge address in the shim
header, we need to put it in the outer header - L2 destination.
Is this what you are proposing?
From: Joe Touch [mailto:touch at ISI.EDU]
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 7:07 AM
To: Silvano Gai
Cc: Radia Perlman; rbridge at postel.org
Subject: Re: TTL only - was RE: [rbridge] New fields in shim header?
Silvano Gai wrote:
> Let me focus on the need of RBridge addresses.
> I didn't propose them; they are in the current WG draft:
> to achieve scalability at the ISIS level.
> The outer MAC addresses are present only if the frame is sent over 802
> link (section 2.9), but it may not be present on other media;
> TRILL cannot rely on them.
> If you disagree with these two points, I think you disagree with the
> work that has been done in TRILL till now.
I agree with the charter, which limits us to specifying solutions that
work on 802.1 nets:
The TRILL WG will design a solution for shortest-path frame routing in
multi-hop IEEE 802.1-compliant Ethernet networks with arbitrary
topologies, using an existing link-state routing protocol technology.
The fact that the architecture discusses other links is OK; it's
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