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Re: neighbour cache vs. invalid addresses

To: jleu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: neighbour cache vs. invalid addresses
From: Werner Almesberger <almesber@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 02:49:25 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20000429184140.C5572@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> from "James R. Leu" at Apr 29, 2000 06:41:40 PM
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James R. Leu wrote:
> I was actually thinking of the way Cisco handles broadcast and multicast
> over static point-to-point or point-to-multipoint ATM sub interfaces.

That's PVCs, right ? With PVCs, it's simpler than with SVCs, because all
hosts on the same LIS know must each other. With SVCs, only the ATMARP
server knows that it knows everybody.

> So does this mean there isn't any talk of adding this support?

Multi-/broadcast for CLIP ? Very rarely. Seems that most people are
using LANE for this. Multicast signaling for native ATM comes up a
little more frequently, maybe every 1-3 months, but never really gets
to the point where something useful emerges.

- Werner

 / Werner Almesberger, ICA, EPFL, CH       werner.almesberger@xxxxxxxxxxx /

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