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LLDP
Last modified: Thursday, April 07, 2005 

Called the IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP), it is an emerging standard which provides a solution for the configuration issues caused by expanding LANs. LLDP specifically defines a standard method for Ethernet network devices such as switches, routers and wireless LAN access points to advertise information about themselves to other nodes on the network and store the information they discover.  LLDP runs on all 802 media. The protocol runs over the data-link layer only, allowing two systems running different network layer protocols to learn about each other.

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IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee 
The IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee develops Local Area Network standards and Metropolitan Area Network standards.

Link Layer Discovery Protocol and MIB (PDF) 
Written by Paul Congdon, this document defines a protocol, and a set of management objects for use with IEEE 802 devices.

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