Subject: Re: Moving ethfoo in the main tree
To: Daniel Carosone <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/14/2004 13:51:31
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On Dec 14, 2004, at 1:15 PM, Daniel Carosone wrote:
> Perhaps these requirements are a little different, and merit a
> different solution specifically in gre itself, but if a generic
> solution is feasible I'd like to encourage that path.
VERY different! When you encap inside GRE, you wind up with a lower
MTU. This is going to seriously break Ethernet networks that are
bridged to that GRE.
To bridge Ethernet over a long-haul network like that, it seems to me
that you need to encapsulate it in a stream protocol, so that you can
preserve the local MTU semantics.
Of course, that has its own problems. This is why I don't like
"solutions" such as this :-)
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>
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