i'm only aware of ether-wake which uses 0x8042 as (unregistered) ethertype to send
WOL packets and was obviously used in scyld beowulf systems according to
the manpage . Wireshark also recognizes these packets .
I know this ethertype because we used this ethertype in our first batman-adv
implementations as well (because it is such a nice number ...). ;)
Maybe we find someone funding the money for the ethertype some time, but currently
i don't know anyone who would be interested in this.
According to the Ethertype list from the IEEE , our ethertype 0x4305 is
currently not in use, so the chance to collide is quite low.
On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 10:59:03AM +0200, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> We know about it. Nobody gave us the money yet... and I think it
> happen that a rich boy come to us and give us that money just for 16 bit...
The fee is about equivalent to 3 man days of work. So its not that big
a sum for a commercial entity wanting to use batman in a product.
However, when i posed this question, i had Linux mainline in the back
of my head. Would batman get into mainline when it is using an
unofficial ethertype? I guess i need to see if any other protocol is
using an unofficial ethertype.
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