[rfc-dist] RFC 5171 on Cisco Systems UniDirectional Link Detection (UDLD) Protocol
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Title: Cisco Systems UniDirectional Link Detection
Author: M. Foschiano
Date: April 2008
Mailbox: foschia at cisco.com
I-D Tag: draft-foschiano-udld-03.txt
This document describes a Cisco Systems protocol that can be used to
detect and disable unidirectional Ethernet fiber or copper links
caused, for instance, by mis-wiring of fiber strands, interface
malfunctions, media converters' faults, etc. It operates at Layer 2
in conjunction with IEEE 802.3's existing Layer 1 fault detection
This document explains the protocol objectives and applications,
illustrates the specific premises the protocol was based upon, and
describes the protocol architecture and related deployment issues to
serve as a possible base for future standardization. This memo provides
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