RE: [EFM] EFM Requirements
Disclaimer- Yes I have read Howard Frazier's message and I agree with
everything he has said.
Therefore most of what I am about to say in this message should be
considered to be unnecessary and redundant.
However, I am a belt and suspenders kind of guy so I will reinforce
See comments mixed in below
At 09:35 AM 8/24/01 -0300, carlosal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
My take is that the EFM standard should have provisions for VLANs,
802.3 already HAS provision for VLANs. It is outside the scope of EFM to
meddle with that
that in turn could optionally be used by
vendors to implement bandwidth
reservation. A complete QoS implementation is not absolutely needed at
level. This definition may be out of the 802.3ah scope. However, at
the space for VLAN tagging should be reserved in the base frame
specially if there is any intention to improve on the limit of VLANs
is imposed by the current tag size.
That would be outside the scope of the current project
Also, interoperability is an important issue.
If some EFM-compliant CPEs support VLANs, and others don't, then we
won't have true interoperability.
VLAN support is a MAC issue. We have only one MAC.