Re: [Anima] ANIMA when there is a system-wide issue

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Fri, 12 February 2021 19:02 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Anima] ANIMA when there is a system-wide issue
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Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> > Forget using multicast MAC destinations. Maybe i can find the time >
    >> trying to remember all the horrible things that could go wrong with
    >> it.
    >>
    >> okay.

    > As long as you remember that we will always be emulating multicast for
    > discovery and flooding. There really isn't any mathematically possible
    > way round that, even if the only solution is replicast.

That's very true.

What we really want is to never accidentally get native multicast involved.
We always want to involve the device that would be providing that native
multicast in the ACP...

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