RE: [EFM] OAM loop back / echo server function
I agree with your analysis here. If we provide a physical loopback,
someone might be tempted to use it. This is a bad idea. And, as you
observe, totally unnecessary given that there are other ways to achieve the
At 15:38 04/09/2001 -0700, Geoff Thompson wrote:
>What I meant was that tying the transmit data stream directly to the
>receive data stream at the physical level is a bad idea when you are part
>of a live network. Since we don't have the concept of turning circuits up
>and down that means it is a bad idea all of the time.
>That has nothing to do with any "Loopback Protocol" which might reflect a
>payload back at a transmitting entity inside valid Ethernet packets.