Re: [arp222] Some concerns about the MOOSE

Malcolm Scott <Malcolm.Scott@cl.cam.ac.uk> Thu, 29 July 2010 09:39 UTC

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At 17:31 today, xuxiaohu 41208 wrote:

> If I understood the MOOSE correctly, the major contribution of MOOSE is to 
> reduce the MAC forwarding table size by rewriting flat MAC addresses 
> (i.e., source MAC addresses) to hierarchical MAC addresses on the ingress 
> MOOSE switches. However, to introduce the address aggegation capability of 
> IP into Ethernet, the forwarding behavior on Ethernet switch chips would 
> have to be changed from full-matching algorithm to longest-mataching 
> algorithm

This is not the case.  I assume you're in the Bar BOF; I'll explain in my 
presentation.

Malcolm

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Malcolm Scott
University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory