Re: [karp] Comment on LMP Analysis Presentation

Lou Berger <lberger@labn.net> Wed, 31 July 2013 15:19 UTC

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I think acee is right, LMP doesn't use TCP.

Lou

On 2:05pm, July 31, 2013, Acee Lindem wrote:
> Hi Mahesh, et al, 
> 
> I couldn't find the requirement for TCP packets in the LMP protocol. Perhaps, it isn't needed. I'm not an LMP expert but there could be confusion due to the reuse  of the ASON terminology. See this excerpt from RFC 4394: 
> 
> 2. ASON Terminology and Abbreviations Related to Discovery ITU-T Recommendation G.8080 Amendment 1 [G.8080] and ITU-T Recommendation G.7714 [G.7714] provide definitions and mechanisms related to transport plane discovery. Note that in the context of this work, "Transport" relates to the data plane (sometimes called the transport plane or the user plane) and does not refer to the transport layer (layer 4) of the OSI seven layer model, nor to the concept of transport intended by protocols such as the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). Special care must be taken with the acronym "TCP", which within the context of the rest of this document means "Termination Connection Point" and does not indicate the Transmission Control Protocol. 
> Thanks, Acee