The OpenLLDP project aims to provide a comprehensive implementation of the IEEE standard 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol. LLDP is an industry standard protocol designed to supplant proprietary Link-Layer protocols such as Extreme's EDP (Extreme Discovery Protocol) and CDP (Cisco Discovery Protocol). The goal of LLDP is to provide an inter-vendor compatible mechanism to deliver Link-Layer notifications to adjacent network devices. The Open Source implementation of LLDP provided by the OpenLLDP project is intended to help foster wider adoption of LLDP.
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