[Bridge] frame destinated to individual port MAC address

Benoit PAPILLAULT benoit.papillault at free.fr
Fri Aug 15 14:03:14 PDT 2008


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Malcolm Scott a écrit :
| At 22:06 today, Benoit PAPILLAULT wrote:
|
|> I am in a very preliminary phase, trying to learn how to implement
|> routing and bridging under Linux. In order for the routing protocol to
|> have proper topology view, it somehow needs to assign a unique IP on all
|> interfaces and for bridging and those interfaces needs to be in the same
|> bridge.
|
| By my understanding (and it's a while since I read that paper so I
might be
| wrong) you don't need unique IP addresses on all interfaces;
everything uses
| MAC addresses.  To quote section 4.2 of the draft:
|
|     o  it runs directly over Layer 2, so therefore may be run with zero
|        configuration (no IP addresses need to be assigned)
|

Correct since the spec is using IS-IS. However, i'd like to use OSPF
instead. I'm reading IS-IS and OSPF details to understand whever a
unique IP is needed per interface. A single IP over the whole would be
more convenient I must admit.

Regards,
Benoit

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