Re: MRRU and MRU

sgw <sgw@sgw.xyplex.com> Fri, 03 February 1995 16:13 UTC

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Subject: Re: MRRU and MRU
To: Tom Coradetti <tomc@digibd.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 95 10:50:09 EST
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According to Tom Coradetti:
> 
> The theory was that the implementation of multilink as an LCP option forced
> the negotiation of SOME option, so that it might as will be implied by
> negotiating something useful. There was no ideal solution.
> 

Perhaps a better way would have been to have an LCP option called
"Multilink", with a 1- or 2-byte protocol field set to
"Multilink Protocol 1" == 0x1, followed immediately by the endnode identifier
(which can be null class for those who don't want to support what is currently
a separate option).

The idea of having a "protocol field" has precedence in how we implemented
LQM negotiation and VJ negotiation in LCP.

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