[rbridge] Multiple Nickname support RFC 6325 query..
radiaperlman at gmail.com
Tue Jan 31 08:54:34 PST 2012
Why is it useful to use multiple nicknames for ingressing? Multiple
nicknames are useful for having multiple trees rooted at the same place,
but I can't think of any reason why using different nicknames when
ingressing frames would be useful.
On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 3:15 AM, gururam m <mgururam at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have question related to ingress nickname usage when multiple
> nicknames are supported. As per RFC 6325 "section 3.7.2 Ingress RBridge
> Nickname" an RBridge should use the same nickname in the ingress field
> whenever it encapsulates a frame with any particular Inner.MacSA and
> Inner.VLAN value when multiple nicknames are supported.
> Let us say if we have 8 nicknames(n1,n2... n8) supported on a RBridge as
> per my understanding of the above statement we could use nickname n1 for
> all traffic ingressing from VLAN ID 1 to VLAN ID 512 and n2 for all traffic
> ingressing from VLAN ID 513 to VLAN ID 1024 and so on and so forth.
> Let me know if there any other draft inprogress or any part of the RFC
> that mentions a different approach to set the ingress nickname when
> encapsulating traffic on RBridge that supports multiple nicknames.
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