Re: [ANNOUNCE] FLAME: external kernel module for L2.5 meshing

From: Erik Mouw
Date: Tue May 23 2006 - 10:55:08 EST

On Tue, May 23, 2006 at 04:41:48PM +0200, Simon Oosthoek wrote:
> Alan Cox wrote:
> >On Maw, 2006-05-23 at 16:07 +0200, Herman Elfrink wrote:
> >>FLAME uses an unofficial protocol number (0x4040), any tips on how to
> >>get an official IANA number would be highly appreciated.
> >>
> >
> >Ethernet protocol number I assume you mean. If so this at least used to
> >be handled by the IEEE, along with ethernet mac address ranges.
> >
> Yes ethernet protocol (it's below IP level), I didn't realise that IEEE
> also handled the portnumbers. I'll check the ieee website to see how it
> works, tnx!

IEEE doesn't handle port numbers. Port numbers are for whatever is
layered on top of ethernet, so you need to register those with the
appropriate authorities (IANA for IP).


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