Nortel Discovery Protocol
The Nortel Discovery Protocol (NDP) is a Data Link Layer (OSI Layer 2) network protocol for discovery of Nortel networking devices and certain products from Avaya and Ciena. The device and topology information may be graphically displayed network management software.
The Nortel Discovery Protocol had its origin in the SynOptics Network Management Protocol (SONMP), developed before the SynOptics and Wellfleet Communications merger in 1994. The protocol was rebranded as the Bay Network Management Protocol (BNMP) and some protocol analyzers referenced it as the Bay Discovery Protocol (BDP). Four years later, in 1998, Bay Networks was acquired by Nortel and renamed it to Nortel Discovery Protocol.
- Bay Discovery Protocol (BDP)
- Bay Topology Protocol
- Bay Network Management Protocol (BNMP)
- Nortel Management MIB (NMM)
- Nortel Topology Discovery Protocol (NTDP)
- SynOptics Network Management Protocol (SONMP)
- Boardman, Bruce. "Layer 2 Layout: Layer 2 Discovery Digs Deep". Network World Inc. / IDG / Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on 3 Jan 2007. Retrieved 31 Aug 2011.
- Baker, Max; Miller, Eric. "Perl5 Interface to SynOptics Network Management Protocol (SONMP) using SNMP". Source Forge / Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
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- Nortel Bay Topology Discovery Packets -Retrieved 29 July 2011