Implementing a Switch

asicdesign

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Hello.

I have a need to implement link-aggregation differently from
802.3ad. I want to distribute a flow ACROSS aggregate links,
as opposed to 802.ad requirements for a flow to be mapped to
a single link. I realize I need to add additional logic to ensure
out-of-sequence frames are corrected.

My dilemma is figuring out where to begin: Does FreeBSD implement
all the functions of a regular switch (ie, MAC address learning,
packet-forwarding, etc) so that I simply have to modify the
link-agg functionality to my needs? If not, is anyone aware of
any open switches, that I could start from?

thanks,
faisal
 
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asicdesign

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No replies...:-( Let me re-phrase my question:

Does FreeBSD provide all the functions to implement a full
switch in software? Or does it only provide the control layer?

Thanks for any help you can provide...

-- faisal
 
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