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

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Mon Dec 1 14:05:42 PST 2014

On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 10:42 PM, Lennart Poettering
<lennart at poettering.net> wrote:
> 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?

Yup, it is all good as far as I'm concerned, just thought I'd leave it
on the ML for some time to hopefully get some reviews before I go
ahead and merge it.

> 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".

Yeah, we are just discussing this now. Susant is looking into it.


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