Ring configuration of BBMDs...
One way of 'tunneling' broadcast packets to other BBMD's is to configure them as a ring.
There are some advantages:
- there is a minimum number of messages between nodes
- a network is easy (at least easier than a tree) to configure
- a new BBMD can be spliced into a network easily and quickly
And some huge disadvantages:
- a single failure of one link breaks the entire ring
- adding a token and token regeneration is massive overkill