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Feature #2096

Link Layer Discovery protocol support

Added by Alexander Eremin over 8 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Start date:
2012-02-09
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Difficulty:
Medium
Tags:
needs-triage
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Description

LLDP (IEEE 802.1AB) support already in base operation systems (include Solaris 11). Would be much useful to have it in illumos.

History

#1

Updated by Jason King over 8 years ago

I have some preliminary code from the OpenSolaris days that can be used (since I wrote it). However, I do not have any suitable hardware for testing, which prevented any further work.

In addition, there were some issues that were unresolved:
  • Changes somewhere in one or all of the dld, dls, and mac modules prevent the opening any of the underlying physical NICs that are in an aggregation, which prevents LLDP from being able to be run on any such interfaces.
  • It is unclear in the world of vnics, etherstubs, and the like how link layer discovery should be handled.

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