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    SubjectRe: [patch v4, kernel version 3.2.1] net/ipv4/ip_gre: Ethernet multipoint GRE over IP
    On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 8:02 PM, David Miller <davem@davemloft.net> wrote:
    > From: Joseph Glanville <joseph.glanville@orionvm.com.au>
    > Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:48:37 +1100
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    >> The reason why this patch is useful is that it stands to be the only
    >> true mulitpoint L2 VPN with a kernel space forwarding plane.
    >
    > So what you're telling me is that I added this huge openvswitch
    > thing essentially for nothing?

    I think it's actually the opposite - Open vSwitch can be used to
    implement this type of thing as well as for many other use cases. On
    the other hand, even when implementing a multipoint L2 solution it can
    be useful to have additional levels of control but you can't do that
    with this patch because it essentially statically glues together
    tunneling and bridging.


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