[systemd-devel] [PATCH 1/2] networkd: Introduce Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Mon Dec 1 13:42:13 PST 2014

On Sun, 23.11.14 10:15, Susant Sahani (susant at redhat.com) wrote:

> This patch introduces LLDP support to networkd. it implements the
> receiver side of the protocol.
> The Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) is an industry-standard,
> vendor-neutral method to allow networked devices to advertise
> capabilities, identity, and other information onto a LAN. The Layer 2
> protocol, detailed in IEEE 802.1AB-2005.LLDP allows network devices
> that operate at the lower layers of a protocol stack (such as
> Layer 2 bridges and switches) to learn some of the capabilities
> and characteristics of LAN devices available to higher
> layer protocols.

Looks great! Would love to see this systemd! TOm, what's the plan
here, will you work with Susant to make sure this gets added? 

BTW, would be great to also expose this in networkctl
right-away. i.e. change networkd to write the learned info into the
state file, and then show this in "networkctl status".


Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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