The lmi node type performs the frame relay LMI protocol. It supports the ITU Annex A, ANSI Annex D, and Group-of-four LMI types. It also supports auto-detection of the LMI type.
To enable a specific LMI type, connect the corresponding hook ( annexA, annexD, or group4 ")" to DLCI 0 or 1023 of a ng_frame_relay(4) node. Typically, Annex A and Annex D live on DLCI 0 while Group-of-four lives on DLCI 1023.
To enable LMI type auto-detection, connect the auto0 hook to DLCI 0 and the auto1023 hook to DLCI 1023. The node will attempt to automatically determine which LMI type is running at the switch, and go into that mode.
Only one fixed LMI type, or auto-detection, can be active at any given time.
The NGM_LMI_GET_STATUS control message can be used at any time to query the current status of the LMI protocol and each DLCI channel. This node also supports the NGM_TEXT_STATUS control message.
This node type supports the following hooks: