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[ax25-layer2] 7-byte address proposal

Samuel A. Falvo II sam.falvo at gmail.com
Wed Aug 2 18:56:09 UTC 2006


On 8/2/06, James Wagner <ka7ehk at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Back to the question at hand: y-byte addresses.
>
> I like Samuel's idea. My big concern is about backward compatibility.
> How would an ax.2.2 or earlier protocol device handle the 7-byte
> addressed packets?

Since the address field would be an odd-ball size (2 bytes over the
normative sizes defined in the 2.2 spec) it *should* drop the frame as
being an invalid frame.

-- 
Samuel A. Falvo II




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