802.1aq – Shortest Path Bridging

The full title of this PAR is “Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks: Virtual Bridged Local Area Networks – Amendment 8: Shortest Path Bridging”. This standard specifies shortest path bridging of unicast and multicast frames, including protocols to calculate multiple active topologies that can share learnt station location information, and support of a VLAN… read more »

P802.1Qcj – Automatic Attachment to Provider Backbone Bridging (PBB) services

This standard specifies the protocols, procedures and management objects for auto-attachment of network devices to Provider Backbone service instances by using Type, Length, Value (TLVs) within the Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) This amendment simplifies the deployment and administration of PBB networks, e.g. controlled by Shortest Path Bridging (SPB), by allowing for automatic configuration of… read more »