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16 - IEEE 802.1ag Ethernet OAM - An Open Source Implementation

Ronald van der Pol (SARA)

The IEEE 802.1ag standard is a set of protocols for Ethernet OAM (Operations, Administration, and Management). The dot1ag-utils software package is an Open Source (new BSD License) implementation of the IEEE 802.1ag protocol and is supported on Linux, FreeBSD and MacOSX servers. The package implements Loopback Messages (L2 ping), Link Trace Messages (L2 trace) and Continuity Check Message (reachability).

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