PPP Link Balancing Detection (LBD)

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Author James Carlson 
Last updated 2001-06-29
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The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) [1] provides a standard method for transporting multi-protocol datagrams over point-to-point links. PPP also defines an extensible Link Control Protocol (LCP), that allows the detection of optional link handling procedures, and a Multilink procedure (MP) [2], that allows operation over multiple parallel links. This document defines an extension to MP called Link Balancing Detection (LBD) and the LCP options that control this extension. This extension allows high-speed implementations to use the single-NCP negotiation model of MP without requiring the cost associated with the unneeded MP datagram buffering and reordering.


James Carlson (james.d.carlson@sun.com)

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