[ovs-dev] [PATCH] Rapid Spanning Protocol Implementation (IEEE 802.1D) + functional tests

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Tue Feb 25 01:13:19 UTC 2014

On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 04:11:23PM +0100, Martino Fornasa wrote:
> The attached patch is an implementation of the Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
> (RSTP, IEEE 802.1D-2004) on Open vSwitch.
> We have now performed some more in-depth tests on the implementation
> (you can find the test documentation at https://github.com/M3S/ovs-rstp/wiki).
> We already sent a patch a month ago; this one contains some minor fixes, source
> code for the patch can also found on our GitHub page
> (https://github.com/M3S/ovs-rstp/tree/rstp).
> We should be able to perform some tests on Ixia equipment with a partner
> company soon. However, if someone on the list does operate Ixia equipment or
> some other validation tool that performs validation on the RSTP protocol and
> wants to give us the access, it could speed-up the validation process.

I haven't taken a look at the code yet (sorry about that) but it's
really great to see this.  We've wanted an RSTP implementation for
Open vSwitch for a long time.  Thanks so much for writing it!

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