Re: [EFM] 802.3ah OAM question
Hi Shahram -
I guess it depends which node you consider in loopback mode.
When a OAM entity puts its peer OAM entity in remote loopback mode (via the Loopback Control OAMPDU), the initiating node CAN (and likely will) inject data onto the link - its multiplexer action will be FWD meaning traffic from the higher layer is passed to the lower layer.
When an OAM entity is put into remote loopback mode (receives the Loopback Control OAMPDU), it CANNOT inject any higher layer data onto the link - its multiplexor state is DISCARD meaning traffic from the higher layer is discarded and not passed to the lower layer.
Hope that helps.
From: Shahram Davari <Shahram_Davari@pmc-sierra.com>
Sent: Feb 18, 2004 11:49 AM
Subject: [EFM] 802.3ah OAM question
Should the node, which is in loopback mode, be able to generate and inject OAM packets?