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Re: [Wireshark-dev] Support for Ethernet OAM dissector in Wireshark

From: Guy Harris <guy_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Oct 15 2010 - 17:02:33 GMT
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On Oct 15, 2010, at 1:47 AM, Munish Dayal wrote:

> Ethernet OAM is a set of protocols which include mechanisms for detecting and localizing faults, and monitoring Ethernet based networks.
> Specifically, there are two parts:
> 1) Link Layer OAM: standarized in IEEE 802.3, clause 57
> 2) Service Layer OAM: defined in IEEE 802.1 ag, and ITU-T Y.1731
> Does Wireshark already support these protocols?

Top-of-trunk Wireshark and, as far as I know, Wireshark 1.4.x include a dissector for the OAM "slow protocol" - that's the "Link Layer OAM" protocol - and for the IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management(CFM) protocol - that's the "Service Layer OAM" protocol.
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