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[RPRWG] Destination Address of RPR control messages

According to Clause 8 in D0.2, the destination address
is set to "all zeros" for hop-by-hop control packets,
and "all ones" for broadcast control packets.

Other IEEE 802 MACs use reserved multicast addresses to
identify MAC control frames.  For example, IEEE 802.3
flow control frames are sent with a destination address 
of 01-80-C2-00-00-01.  These frames are only sent on
full-duplex Ethernet links and must not be forwarded
by the MAC.

Is there any reason for deviating from the standard

Anoop Ghanwani - Lantern Communications - 408-521-6707