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More BDT Management...

When adding a new BBMD to a network, it would be advantagous to be able to read the contents of the table of one BBMD, modify it to include the IP address and broadcast distribution mask of the new BBMD, and then write the new table out to all BBMDs. When debugging a communications problem, it would be nice to know that all BBMDs have the appropriate, i.e., same, table. To enable the reading of BDTs, we have defined the Read-Broadcast-Distribution-Table message.

The Read-Broadcast-Distribution-Table request is very simple.


The format of the data portion of the Read-Broadcast-Distribution-Table-Ack is exactly the same as would be sent to a BBMD in a Write-Broadcast-Distribution-Table message.

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