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Re: [EFM] OAM loop back / echo server function

Geoff -

The L2 ping sounds remarkably like the LLC "Test" mechanism to me ;-)


At 15:02 04/09/2001 -0700, Geoff Thompson wrote:

>I don't think this is a stupid question.
>I don't think we need an IP level PING
>A L2 ping would do, perhaps even better, the demarc would look for PING 
>type and then just swap SA & DA.
>My expectation is that the demarcation device will need a MAC address
>My expectation is that the demarcation device will probably end up with an 
>IP address in order to support:
>         SNMP for OA&M
>         Firewall services for the subscriber
>(That issue is, of course, beyond our scope)
>At 03:47 PM 9/4/01 -0400, Fletcher E Kittredge wrote:
>>On Fri, 31 Aug 2001 14:11:54 -0700  "Geoff Thompson" wrote:
>> > As I have said before, I do believe that we will need a demarcation device
>> > that has the capability to host OA&M functions.
>> > We have talked about "loop back" from this point in the network.
>> > Let us forevermore make that "PING"
>>         Apologies if this is a stupid question, but does PING in this
>>context mean the utility that sends an IP ICMP ECHO REQUEST packet and
>>listens for an ECHO REPLY packet?  If so, am I correct in thinking this
>>means the demarcation device would require an IP address?