[rbridge] Proposal to make VLAN mapping work
anoop at brocade.com
Thu Sep 18 00:06:58 PDT 2008
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> From: rbridge-bounces at postel.org
> [mailto:rbridge-bounces at postel.org] On Behalf Of Dinesh G Dutt
> Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2008 5:41 AM
> To: Radia Perlman
> Cc: rbridge at postel.org; Caitlin Bestler
> Subject: Re: [rbridge] Proposal to make VLAN mapping work
> > So, anyway...I recommend we do "b", namely alert the DRB that VLAN
> > mapping is going on, and have the DRB make sure there is only one
> > forwarder for any mapped VLANs, and don't say anything else in the
> > spec about VLAN mapping. That way there are sufficient hooks so
> > that someone can implement VLAN mapping if they want.
> That is fine by me. That is why I believe you suggested
> documenting the
> other changes in a separate draft.
Considering all the issues being brought up, and the fact
that "VLAN translation" (that's the 802.1 term for this) is
not a standard function for C-tags, this is the option I
prefer -- we detect it and do something to make sure nothing
nasty happens, rather than try to actually make it all work.
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