Re: [trill] Vancouver Minutes Posted

David Allan I <> Tue, 02 October 2012 13:26 UTC

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Yes, that is my understanding.

Transit bridges do not look at payload, just the F-tag, when choosing between multiple next hops.


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From: Tissa Senevirathne (tsenevir) [] 
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2012 5:41 PM
To: David Allan I; Donald Eastlake;
Subject: RE: [trill] Vancouver Minutes Posted

Is f-tag mandatory in Qbp ?

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Sent: Monday, October 01, 2012 4:34 PM
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Subject: Re: [trill] Vancouver Minutes Posted

A small nit with the minutes....

The following dialog...

Donald: I'm sort of speaking for Ali so he should listen and correct me if I'm wrong but I think what Ali was referring to was that he believes there are similar OAM problems in [IEEE] 802.1Qbp and it might be that similar solutions could be applied.

Dave: Since the F-tag encodes the entropy in the layer I'm not aware of what problem there could be. 

I cannot remember my exact words, but the sentiment was because Qbp encodes entropy within the layer and TRILL does not, the problems are apples and oranges. TRILL OAM would need to impersonate payload, Qbp OAM would not need to do this. What the minutes capture suggests Qbp and TRILL have more in common that I belevie to be true.

If I could propose a rephrasing to improve the accuracy of the minutes: "Since the Qbp F-tag encodes the entropy within the layer, TRILL OAM needs to solve different problems than Qbp."


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Subject: [trill] Vancouver Minutes Posted

Minutes of the Vancouver TRILL meeting have been posted and are available through the IETF 84 Proceedings link on the IETF home page.

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