Bug 597598 - RFE: add GVRP support for vlan devices
RFE: add GVRP support for vlan devices
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-05-29 14:07 EDT by Tomasz Kepczynski
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:23 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: initscripts-9.26-1.fc15
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-02-28 16:24:28 EST
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proposed patch for GVRP support (1.42 KB, patch)
2010-05-29 14:07 EDT, Tomasz Kepczynski
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Description Tomasz Kepczynski 2010-05-29 14:07:39 EDT
Created attachment 417903 [details]
proposed patch for GVRP support

Description of problem:
As in title really. Please see the attached patch.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
initscripts-9.14-1.fc14
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2010-06-01 17:44:41 EDT
What are the benefits of enabling or disabling this? Does having it on by default help/hurt?
Comment 2 Tomasz Kepczynski 2010-06-02 01:07:20 EDT
GVRP is a protocol which allows switches to learn about vlan available over trunk ports. The vlans are created automatically and this allows to cut traffic on a trunk port to only that needed.
"gvrp on" will allow linux kernel to announce vlan creation/removal to switch.
I wouldn't put it on by default as: it requires switch with gvrp support; it requires switch to be configured properly. If it is not done then you pay for a feature which is useless for you in terms of kernel time needed to repeatedly send announcements and in traffic itself.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GARP_VLAN_Registration_Protocol#Multiple_VLAN_Registration_Protocol_.28MVRP.29
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk389/tk689/tk301/tsd_technology_support_sub-protocol_home.html
http://www.google.pl/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=6&ved=0CDYQFjAF&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hp.com%2Frnd%2Fsupport%2Fconfig_examples%2Fgvrp_use.pdf&ei=9-UFTL6RMMGMOOPDiPkK&usg=AFQjCNHCSLfsL2uJlOkAiXPI6dLImN4nlw
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2011-02-28 16:24:28 EST
Sorry about the delay. Added in http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/?p=initscripts.git;a=commitdiff;h=f662d4777625cd3bedea19cccabea7741a8b45c9.

Given that none of the other networking keys accept mixed case, I simplified that bit.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2011-03-10 16:09:44 EST
initscripts-9.26-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/initscripts-9.26-1.fc15
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2011-03-14 01:38:52 EDT
initscripts-9.26-1.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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