Re: [ANNOUNCE] FLAME: external kernel module for L2.5 meshing
From: Stephen Hemminger
Date: Tue May 23 2006 - 12:42:44 EST
On Tue, 23 May 2006 16:07:47 +0200
Herman Elfrink <herman.elfrink@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> FLAME stands for "Forwarding Layer for Meshing"
> FLAME provides an intermediate layer between the network layer (e.g.
> IPv4/IPv6) and the link (MAC) layer, providing L2.5 meshing. Both
> network layer and MAC layer can be used unchanged: to the network layer
> FLAME appears as a normal Ethernet-type MAC layer, and the underlying
> `real' MAC layer will see it as just another type of network layer.
Didn't you just reinvent 802.1d bridging? and/or WDS?
As far as the Ethernet protocol field. Getting a real assigned number
would have to come out of the IEEE 802.
You would need
It is cheaper (free vs $2500) to get a LLC sap assigned, but then
you would have to change the protocol.
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