Re: [EFM] TEST frames MAC_Control vs MAC client
At 01:01 PM 9/5/01 -0700, Denton Gentry wrote:
This means a couple things:
1. if you send a TEST frame, you can get multiple responses.
This is manageable, though unwieldy. I doubt the service
want to get a response from the subscriber's printer, for
2. if there is nothing connected to the bridge, you will get no
This would be bad. There is no way to distinguish between a
and an unutilized link.
OR it would be turned around by the bridge. Bridges have MAC addresses.
In particular, if there is a management entity in a bridge (e.g. the one
you need for OA&M) then it would be a reasonable TEST target
We could define TEST as an
It's been done, 9000h
and hope that all the bridge vendors
implement MAC Clients to handle it... but I doubt this would
PS: I just noticed an earlier response from Tony Jeffree also
bridges, but I'm gonna send this one anyway.