RE: [EFM] 802.3ah OAM question
What is the advantage of knowing that the problem is forward or reverse
direction. As far as I know in Ethernet both direction pass through the same
path and same ports.
From: Roy Bynum [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 5:59 PM
To: Shahram Davari; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: [EFM] 802.3ah OAM question
Think about it. If the remote node, in loop back mode can not inject
packets, how will the local node know if any problems that might appear are
in the down loop or in the up loop? The purpose of the loop back is for
testing. The one of the purposes for OAM packets is to report
discrepancies. From a troubleshooting view, one without the other is only
half of the picture.
At 10:49 AM 2/18/2004, Shahram Davari wrote:
>Should the node, which is in loopback mode, be able to generate and inject