[c-nsp] L2 ethernet multipoint over IP?

Peter Rathlev peter at rathlev.dk
Wed Dec 3 10:46:55 EST 2014

On Wed, 2014-12-03 at 14:09 +0000, Phil Mayers wrote:
> On 03/12/14 12:50, Peter Rathlev wrote:
> > (PS: It has to be pure IP as seen from the rest of the network, so no
> > MPLS unless it's something like MPLSoGRE.)
> For curiosity - why *not* MPLS? It really sounds like a job for VPLS, 
> but you obviously have some reason not to do that.

Well, I need to attach these devices to the access ports on the edge of
the network. For a VPLS service I would need to privison an MPLS enabled
VLAN on the access layer, wouldn't I? That seems rather complicated
though this might just be my inexperience saying that.

> You'll probably want jumbo frames on the "outside" IP network of course.

Good point. Jumbo frames wouldn't be a problem, all devices in the
varios paths accept at least 2000 bytes frames.



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