[rfc-dist] RFC 4562 on MAC-Forced Forwarding: A Method for Subscriber Separation on an Ethernet Access Network
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Title: MAC-Forced Forwarding: A Method for
Subscriber Separation on an Ethernet Access
Author: T. Melsen, S. Blake
Date: June 2006
Mailbox: Torben.Melsen at ericsson.com,
steven.blake at ericsson.com
I-D Tag: draft-melsen-mac-forced-fwd-04.txt
This document describes a mechanism to ensure layer-2 separation of
Local Area Network (LAN) stations accessing an IPv4 gateway over a
bridged Ethernet segment.
The mechanism - called "MAC-Forced Forwarding" - implements an Address
Resolution Protocol (ARP) proxy function that prohibits Ethernet Media
Access Control (MAC) address resolution between hosts located within the
same IPv4 subnet but at different customer premises, and in effect
directs all upstream traffic to an IPv4 gateway. The IPv4 gateway
provides IP-layer connectivity between these same hosts. This memo
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