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SubjectRe: [PATCH] CDP handler for linux
On Tue, 14 Aug 2001, Chris Crowther wrote:

> Hmm, looking at CDP there isn't really any reason to put it in
> userspace either, it doesn't need to be configured, it doesn't pass

That's wrong:

cisco-switch(config)#cdp ?
advertise-v2 CDP sends version-2 advertisements
holdtime Specify the holdtime (in sec) to be sent in packets
timer Specify the rate at which CDP packets are sent (in sec)
run

it can be enabled/disables on a per interface base.

There are also some different output possibilitites on cisco:
sh cdp
and:
sh cdp run
sh cdp timer
sh cdp traffic
and (no the interesting parts within here):
sh cdp neigh <detail>
sh cdp entry <*> <WORD>
sh cdp interface ..


> at the neighbor summary. I can't see any real advantages of running it as
> a daemon as opposed to a kernel component.

portability ? linux is not the only OS in world. Think about running
on *BSD, Solaris, AIX, HPUX, ...


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