(19)
(11)EP 3 306 862 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
09.10.2019 Bulletin 2019/41

(21)Application number: 16874819.2

(22)Date of filing:  13.12.2016
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H04L 12/24  (2006.01)
H04L 12/917  (2013.01)
H04L 12/935  (2013.01)
H04L 29/08  (2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/CN2016/109750
(87)International publication number:
WO 2017/101762 (22.06.2017 Gazette  2017/25)

(54)

NEGOTIATION MODE PROCESSING METHOD AND INTELLIGENT NETWORK DEVICE

VERHANDLUNGSMODUSVERARBEITUNGSVERFAHREN UND INTELLIGENTE NETZWERKVORRICHTUNG

PROCÉDÉ DE TRAITEMENT DU MODE DE NÉGOCIATION ET DISPOSITIF DE RÉSEAU INTELLIGENT


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 17.12.2015 CN 201510952620

(43)Date of publication of application:
11.04.2018 Bulletin 2018/15

(73)Proprietor: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Longgang District Shenzhen, Guangdong 518129 (CN)

(72)Inventors:
  • LIU, Fei
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518129 (CN)
  • CHEN, Dapeng
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518129 (CN)
  • DU, Jinli
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518129 (CN)
  • WANG, Zhiqi
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518129 (CN)

(74)Representative: Pfenning, Meinig & Partner mbB 
Patent- und Rechtsanwälte Joachimsthaler Straße 10-12
10719 Berlin
10719 Berlin (DE)


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    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    TECHNICAL FIELD



    [0001] The present invention relates to the field of communications technologies, and in particular, to a negotiation mode processing method and an intelligent network device.

    BACKGROUND



    [0002] A negotiation mode of a device in a network may be configured as an auto-negotiation mode or a non-auto-negotiation mode. Auto-negotiation means that a device notifies, of a working manner in which the device operates, another device that communicates with the device and that is at a remote end of a link, and detects an operation working manner notified by the device at the remote end, that is, the devices at two ends of the link achieve the highest working level by means of information exchange and automatic configuration. Non-auto-negotiation means that a particular working manner is forcibly set for a device, and the device does not negotiate with a peer device.

    [0003] Only when negotiation modes of devices at two ends of a link are kept consistent, statuses of ports of the devices at the two ends can be normal, that is, the ports can be up and can further normally receive and send a packet. If negotiation modes of the devices at the two ends of the link are inconsistent, a port of a device whose negotiation mode is a non-auto-negotiation mode is up, and a port of a device whose negotiation mode is an auto-negotiation mode is down.

    [0004] A status of a port relates to a connection of a physical layer (Physical Layer, PHY). Some intelligent network devices have respective PHYs in structure, and the PHY is used to receive, send, and parse a packet. When such an intelligent network device connects to a network, a negotiation mode configuration of the intelligent network device also needs to be kept consistent with that of a network device that connects to the network and that is connected to the intelligent network device.

    [0005] For example, an atom meter (Atom Meter, AM) as an intelligent network device replacing an optical module may be inserted into a service port of any device, for example, a base station, a router, or a switch, in an existing network, and is used to implement optical-to-electrical conversion, network performance detection, and the like. The AM has two PHYs in structure. One PHY is connected to a host device of the AM, and the other PHY is connected to a device that communicates with the host device and that is at a remote end of a link. Respective negotiation mode configurations of the two PHYs need to be kept consistent with a negotiation configuration of the network device. Only in this way, it can be ensured that all ports are up, so as to normally receive and send a packet.

    [0006] The AM is an independent network device, and cannot sense a negotiation mode configuration of a network device connected to the AM. Usually, the negotiation mode of the AM is constant, and the AM is deployed on a network device having the same negotiation mode as that of the AM. When the negotiation mode of the network device connected to the AM is changed from a non-auto-negotiation mode to an auto-negotiation mode, a port of the network device connected to the AM is down. For such a case, in the prior art, in some solutions, a special-purpose tool is used to change the negotiation mode of the AM when the AM is offline, and then the AM connects to a network. However, in this way, not only normal communication of the network device is severely affected, but also application flexibility of the intelligent network device AM is affected.

    [0007] US 2013/0170395 A1 concerns a digital protective relay for establishing Ethernet communication link using at least two ports having the same priority. The relay is connected to a higher supervisory control panel and configures physical layers of the ports for establishing a communication link between physical layers of the relay and a server. Configuration information regarding one of the physical layers is used for replacing configuration information regarding the other physical layer.

    SUMMARY



    [0008] Embodiments of the present invention provide, according to the independent claims, a negotiation mode processing method, a computer program product and an intelligent, independent network device, which is called intelligent network device in the following,, to resolve problems that an existing intelligent network device such as an AM cannot sense a negotiation mode configuration of a network device, and consequently, when a negotiation mode of the network device is changed from a non-auto-negotiation mode to an auto-negotiation mode, a port of the device is down, application of the intelligent network device is inflexible, and normal communication of the network device is affected.

    [0009] Specific technical solutions provided in the embodiments of the present invention are as follows:
    According to a first aspect, a negotiation mode processing method is provided, including:

    determining, by an intelligent network device, that a first physical layer PHY receives a first auto-negotiation configuration stream sent by a first network device connected to the first PHY, where the first auto-negotiation configuration stream is used to indicate that a negotiation mode of the first network device sending the first auto-negotiation configuration stream is an auto-negotiation mode; changing, by the intelligent network device, a negotiation mode of a second PHY from a non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode according to the first auto-negotiation configuration stream received by the first PHY; and

    after determining that the negotiation mode of the second PHY is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, sending, by the intelligent network device, a second auto-negotiation configuration stream to a second network device connected to the second PHY, and when receiving a third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device, changing a negotiation mode of the first PHY from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode, where

    the first PHY and the second PHY are located in the intelligent network device.



    [0010] With reference to the first aspect, in a first possible implementation of the first aspect, the intelligent network device is plug-connected to the first network device, to implement connection between the first PHY and the first network device; and
    the intelligent network device is connected to the second network device in a remote communications connection manner, to implement connection between the second PHY and the second network device.

    [0011] With reference to the first aspect, in a second possible implementation of the first aspect, the intelligent network device is plug-connected to the first network device, to implement connection between the first PHY and the first network device;
    the intelligent network device is connected to the second network device by using another intelligent network device, to implement connection between the second PHY and the second network device;
    the sending, by the intelligent network device, a second auto-negotiation configuration stream to a second network device connected to the second PHY includes:

    sending, by the intelligent network device, the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device by using the another intelligent network device; and

    the receiving, by the intelligent network device, a third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device includes:
    receiving, by the intelligent network device by using the another intelligent network device, the third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device.



    [0012] With reference to the second possible implementation of the first aspect, in a third possible implementation of the first aspect, the sending, by the intelligent network device, the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device by using the another intelligent network device includes:

    sending, by the intelligent network device, a fourth auto-negotiation configuration stream to a third PHY in the another intelligent network device, and after the another intelligent network device changes a negotiation mode of a fourth PHY in the another intelligent network device to the auto-negotiation mode, sending a fifth auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device by using the fourth PHY; and

    the receiving, by the intelligent network device by using the another intelligent network device, the third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device includes:

    receiving, by the intelligent network device, a sixth auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the third PHY in the another intelligent network device, where the sixth auto-negotiation configuration stream is fed back by the third PHY to the intelligent network device after the another intelligent network device receives, at the fourth PHY, a seventh auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device, and changes a negotiation mode of the third PHY to the auto-negotiation mode.



    [0013] With reference to any one of the first aspect, or the first to the third possible implementations of the first aspect, in a fourth possible implementation of the first aspect, the method further includes:
    when determining that a fault occurs between the first PHY and the first network device, controlling, by the intelligent network device, the second PHY to send an abnormal stream to the second network device, where the abnormal stream is used to indicate that the fault occurs between the first PHY and the first network device.

    [0014] With reference to any one of the first aspect, or the first to the fourth possible implementations of the first aspect, in a fifth possible implementation of the first aspect, after changing the negotiation mode of the first PHY from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode, the intelligent network device sends an eighth auto-negotiation configuration stream to the first network device.

    [0015] According to a second aspect, an intelligent network device is provided, including:

    a determining unit, configured to determine that a first physical layer PHY receives a first auto-negotiation configuration stream sent by a first network device connected to the first PHY, where the first auto-negotiation configuration stream is used to indicate that a negotiation mode of the first network device sending the first auto-negotiation configuration stream is an auto-negotiation mode;

    a configuration unit, configured to change a negotiation mode of a second PHY from a non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode according to the first auto-negotiation configuration stream that is determined by the determining unit and that is received by the first PHY, where

    the determining unit is further configured to: after determining that the negotiation mode of the second PHY is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, send a second auto-negotiation configuration stream to a second network device connected to the second PHY, and receive a third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device;

    the configuration unit is further configured to: after the determining unit determines that the third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device is received, change a negotiation mode of the first PHY from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode; and

    the first PHY and the second PHY are located in the intelligent network device.



    [0016] With reference to the second aspect, in a first possible implementation of the second aspect, the intelligent network device is plug-connected to the first network device, to implement connection between the first PHY and the first network device; and
    the intelligent network device is connected to the second network device in a remote communications connection manner, to implement connection between the second PHY and the second network device.

    [0017] With reference to the second aspect, in a second possible implementation of the second aspect, the intelligent network device is plug-connected to the first network device, to implement connection between the first PHY and the first network device;
    the intelligent network device is connected to the second network device by using another intelligent network device, to implement connection between the second PHY and the second network device; and
    when sending, after determining that the negotiation mode of the second PHY is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device connected to the second PHY, and receiving the third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device, the determining unit is specifically configured to:
    after determining that the negotiation mode of the second PHY is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, send, by using the another intelligent network device, the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device connected to the second PHY, and receive the third auto-negotiation configuration stream that is fed back by the second network device by using the another intelligent network device.

    [0018] With reference to the second possible implementation of the second aspect, in a third possible implementation of the second aspect, the sending, by the intelligent network device, the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device by using the another intelligent network device includes:

    sending, by the intelligent network device, a fourth auto-negotiation configuration stream to a third PHY in the another intelligent network device, and after the another intelligent network device changes a negotiation mode of a fourth PHY in the another intelligent network device to the auto-negotiation mode, sending a fifth auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device by using the fourth PHY; and

    the receiving, by the intelligent network device by using the another intelligent network device, the third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device includes:
    receiving, by the intelligent network device, a sixth auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the third PHY in the another intelligent network device, where the sixth auto-negotiation configuration stream is fed back by the third PHY to the intelligent network device after the another intelligent network device receives, at the fourth PHY, a seventh auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device, and changes a negotiation mode of the third PHY to the auto-negotiation mode.



    [0019] With reference to any one of the second aspect, or the first to the third possible implementations of the second aspect, in a fourth possible implementation of the second aspect, the intelligent network device further includes:
    a control unit, configured to: when the determining unit determines that a fault occurs between the first PHY and the first network device, control the second PHY to send an abnormal stream to the second network device, where the abnormal stream is used to indicate that the fault occurs between the first PHY and the first network device.

    [0020] With reference to any one of the second aspect, or the first to the fourth possible implementations of the second aspect, in a fifth possible implementation of the second aspect, the intelligent network device further includes a sending unit, configured to: after the configuration unit changes the negotiation mode of the first PHY from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode, send an eighth auto-negotiation configuration stream to the first network device.

    [0021] According to a third aspect, an intelligent network device is provided, including: a transceiver, a processor, and a bus, where the transceiver and the processor are both connected to the bus, and the processor is configured to:

    determine that a first physical layer PHY receives a first auto-negotiation configuration stream sent by a first network device connected to the first PHY, where the first auto-negotiation configuration stream is used to indicate that a negotiation mode of the first network device sending the first auto-negotiation configuration stream is an auto-negotiation mode;

    change a negotiation mode of a second PHY from a non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode according to the first auto-negotiation configuration stream received by the first PHY; and

    after determining that the negotiation mode of the second PHY is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, send a second auto-negotiation configuration stream to a second network device connected to the second PHY, and when receiving a third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device, change a negotiation mode of the first PHY from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode, where

    the first PHY and the second PHY are located in the intelligent network device.



    [0022] With reference to the third aspect, in a first possible implementation of the third aspect, the intelligent network device is plug-connected to the first network device, to implement connection between the first PHY and the first network device; and
    the intelligent network device is connected to the second network device in a remote communications connection manner, to implement connection between the second PHY and the second network device.

    [0023] With reference to the third aspect, in a second possible implementation of the third aspect, the intelligent network device is plug-connected to the first network device, to implement connection between the first PHY and the first network device;
    the intelligent network device is connected to the second network device by using another intelligent network device, to implement connection between the second PHY and the second network device; and
    the processor is specifically configured to:
    after determining that the negotiation mode of the second PHY is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, send, by using the another intelligent network device, the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device connected to the second PHY, and receive the third auto-negotiation configuration stream that is fed back by the second network device by using the another intelligent network device.

    [0024] With reference to the second possible implementation of the third aspect, in a third possible implementation of the third aspect, when sending the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device by using the another intelligent network device, the processor is specifically configured to:

    send a fourth auto-negotiation configuration stream to a third PHY in the another intelligent network device, and after the another intelligent network device changes a negotiation mode of a fourth PHY in the another intelligent network device to the auto-negotiation mode, send a fifth auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device by using the fourth PHY; and

    when receiving, by using the another intelligent network device, the third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device, the processor is specifically configured to:
    receive a sixth auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the third PHY in the another intelligent network device, where the sixth auto-negotiation configuration stream is fed back by the third PHY to the intelligent network device after the another intelligent network device receives, at the fourth PHY, a seventh auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device, and changes a negotiation mode of the third PHY to the auto-negotiation mode.



    [0025] With reference to any one of the third aspect, or the first to the third possible implementations of the third aspect, in a fourth possible implementation of the third aspect, the processor is further configured to:
    when determining that a fault occurs between the first PHY and the first network device, control the second PHY to send an abnormal stream to the second network device, where the abnormal stream is used to indicate that the fault occurs between the first PHY and the first network device.

    [0026] With reference to any one of the third aspect, or the first to the fourth possible implementations of the third aspect, in a fifth possible implementation of the third aspect, the intelligent network device further includes a memory, configured to store a program invoked by the processor.

    [0027] With reference to any one of the third aspect, or the first to the fifth possible implementations of the third aspect, in a sixth possible implementation of the third aspect, the processor is further configured to: after changing the negotiation mode of the first PHY from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode, send an eighth auto-negotiation configuration stream to the first network device.

    [0028] In this application, the intelligent network device determines that a PHY receives a first auto-negotiation configuration stream sent by a network device connected to the PHY, and changes a negotiation mode of another PHY in the intelligent network device from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode. The first auto-negotiation configuration stream is used to indicate that the network device sending the first auto-negotiation configuration stream is in the auto-negotiation mode. In this way, when a negotiation mode of a network device connected to the intelligent network device is changed from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode, the change of the negotiation mode can be transmitted to a network device at another end by using the foregoing method, and the intelligent network device can be adaptive to the change of the negotiation mode of the network device, ensuring that negotiation modes of ports at various ends are consistent, so that the ports at the various ends are up, thereby improving application flexibility of the intelligent network device, and further improving communication quality of the network device.

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS



    [0029] 

    FIG. 1 is an architectural diagram of a system according to this application;

    FIG. 2 is a flowchart of a negotiation mode processing method according to this application;

    FIG. 3a is a schematic diagram of a first connection manner according to this application;

    FIG. 3b is a schematic diagram of a transmission procedure of a negotiation mode in a first connection manner according to this application;

    FIG. 4a is a schematic diagram of a second connection manner according to this application;

    FIG. 4b is a schematic diagram of a transmission procedure of a negotiation mode in a second connection manner according to this application; and

    FIG. 5 and FIG. 6 are schematic structural diagrams of an intelligent network device according to this application.


    DESCRIPTION OF EMBODIMENTS



    [0030] To make the objectives, technical solutions, and advantages of this application clearer, the following further describes this application in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings. Apparently, the described embodiments are merely a part rather than all of the embodiments of this application. All other embodiments obtained by a person of ordinary skill in the art based on the embodiments of this application without creative efforts shall fall within the protection scope of this application.

    [0031] An intelligent network device used in this application is any intelligent network device having two PHYs. The concept of the PHYs described in this application may be equivalent to physical transceivers having physical interfaces. The PHYs in the intelligent network device may be used to implement functions such as receiving and sending a packet, and parsing a packet. When such an intelligent network device connects to a network, a problem of matching with a negotiation mode of a network device connected to the intelligent network device exists.

    [0032] The inventive idea of this application is mainly that for any intelligent network device having two PHYs, each PHY is connected to a network device; and when one of the PHYs senses information about a network change brought by a network device connected to the PHY, processing is performed for the other PHY. The processing is used to transmit the information about the network change to a network device connected to the other PHY.

    [0033] In view of the problem that an existing intelligent network device cannot sense a change of a negotiation mode of a network device connected to the intelligent network device, this application provides a negotiation mode processing method and an intelligent network device. When a negotiation mode of one of network devices that are connected to the intelligent network device is changed from a non-auto-negotiation mode to an auto-negotiation mode, the intelligent network device notifies, of the change, another network device connected to the intelligent network device by using a leap transmission method. Leap transmission is that when a PHY in the intelligent network device receives an auto-negotiation configuration stream, a negotiation mode of another PHY is changed to an auto-negotiation mode.

    [0034] This application is preferably applied to the 1000BASE-X Protocol. In the 1000BASE-X Protocol, in an 8B/10B encoding type at a PHY, an auto-negotiation configuration stream is a /C/ code. If two ends are both in the auto-negotiation mode, the two ends send an auto-negotiation configuration stream to each other, that is, send /C/ codes to each other. For a first end, the first end is any end. If receiving three consecutive consistent /C/ codes, the first end sends /C/ codes carrying ACKs to the other end. The other end performs matching between three received consecutive /C/ codes that carry ACKs and three previously received /C/ codes that do not carry any ACK. If the matching succeeds, a port is set to being up.

    [0035] A structure of a system to which this application is applied is shown in FIG. 1. The system 10 includes an intelligent network device 11 and two network devices 12 connected to the intelligent network device 11. The intelligent network device 11 has two PHYs that are respectively connected to the two network devices 12. One of the network devices 12 is a host device of the intelligent network device 11. The host device is connected to one of the PHYs in the intelligent network device 11. The other network device 12 is a remote device communicating with the host device. The remote device is connected to the other PHY in the intelligent network device 11. For example, the network devices 12 may be base stations, routers, switches, and the like.

    [0036] A negotiation mode processing method and an intelligent network device that are provided in this application are described in detail below with reference to the accompanying drawings.

    [0037] Referring to FIG. 2, a procedure of the negotiation mode processing method provided in this application is as follows:
    For ease of description, two PHYs of the intelligent network device are respectively referred to as a first PHY and a second PHY, a network device connected to the first PHY is referred to as a first network device, and a network device connected to the second PHY is referred to as a second network device.

    [0038] The intelligent network device is plug-connected to the first network device, to implement connection between the first PHY and the first network device. That is, the first PHY is directly connected to the first network device. The first network device is a host device of the intelligent network device.

    [0039] The intelligent network device is connected to the second network device in a remote communications connection manner, to implement connection between the second PHY and the second network device. That is, the second PHY is coupled to the second network device. For example, the intelligent network device is connected to the second network device by using an optical fiber.

    [0040] Alternatively, the intelligent network device is connected to the second network device by using another intelligent network device, to implement connection between the second PHY and the second network device. Such a case may also be understood as that the second PHY is connected to the second network device in an indirect manner. The another intelligent network device also has two PHYs. It is assumed that the two PHYs are respectively a third PHY and a fourth PHY. Certainly, initial states of negotiation modes of the third PHY and the fourth PHY are also a non-auto-negotiation mode. The two intelligent network devices are connected to each other in a remote communication manner. For example, the second PHY is connected to the third PHY by using an optical fiber. The another intelligent network device is plug-connected to the second network device, so that the fourth PHY is connected to the second network device, and further, the second PHY is connected to the second network device.

    [0041] In this application, initial states of negotiation modes of the two PHYs of the intelligent network device are both set to the non-auto-negotiation mode.

    [0042] For ease of description, auto-negotiation configuration streams described in the following content of this application are distinguished by using first, second, and the like, but forms, content, functions, and the like of the auto-negotiation configuration streams are the same. For example, the auto-negotiation configuration streams are /C/ codes.

    [0043] Step 200: The first network device sends a first auto-negotiation configuration stream to the intelligent network device.

    [0044] Specifically, if an initial state of a negotiation mode of the first network device is an auto-negotiation mode, when the intelligent network device connects to a network, the first network device sends the first auto-negotiation configuration stream to the intelligent network device.

    [0045] If the initial state of the negotiation mode of the first network device is the non-auto-negotiation mode, when the negotiation mode of the first network device is changed from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode, the first network device also sends the first auto-negotiation configuration stream to the intelligent network device.

    [0046] That the first network device sends the first auto-negotiation configuration stream to the intelligent network device is that the first network device sends the first auto-negotiation configuration stream to the first PHY that is in the intelligent network device and that is connected to the first network device. The first auto-negotiation configuration stream is used to indicate that the negotiation mode of the first network device sending the first auto-negotiation configuration stream is the auto-negotiation mode.

    [0047] Step 210: The intelligent network device determines that the first PHY receives the first auto-negotiation configuration stream sent by the first network device connected to the first PHY.

    [0048] After receiving the first auto-negotiation configuration stream sent by the first network device, the intelligent network device determines that the negotiation mode of the first network device is already the auto-negotiation mode.

    [0049] Step 220: The intelligent network device changes a negotiation mode of the second PHY from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode according to the first auto-negotiation configuration stream received by the first PHY.

    [0050] Step 230: The second PHY in the intelligent network device sends a second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device.

    [0051] The second PHY is changed from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode. Therefore, the second PHY automatically sends the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device connected to the second PHY.

    [0052] An implementation in which the second PHY sends the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device connected to the second PHY may include two cases:
    If the intelligent network device is connected to the second network device in a remote communications connection manner, to implement connection between the second PHY and the second network device, the second PHY directly sends the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device by using a communications link (for example, an optical fiber).

    [0053] If the intelligent network device is connected to the second network device by using the another intelligent network device, to implement connection between the second PHY and the second network device, the second PHY sends the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device by using the another intelligent network device. A specific process may be described as: The second PHY sends a fourth auto-negotiation configuration stream to the third PHY in the another intelligent network device by using a communications link (for example, an optical fiber); after the third PHY receives the fourth auto-negotiation configuration stream, the another intelligent network device configures the fourth PHY to be in the auto-negotiation mode; and the fourth PHY sends a fifth auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device.

    [0054] Step 240: When the negotiation mode of the second network device is the auto-negotiation mode, the second network device feeds back a third auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second PHY.

    [0055] If the negotiation mode of the second network device is the auto-negotiation mode, the second network device automatically feeds back an auto-negotiation configuration stream after the second network device receives an auto-negotiation configuration stream. The fed back auto-negotiation configuration stream herein is referred to as the third auto-negotiation configuration stream.

    [0056] Similarly, that the second network device feeds back the third auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second PHY also includes two cases:
    If the intelligent network device is connected to the second network device in a remote communications connection manner, to implement connection between the second PHY and the second network device, the second network device directly feeds back, by using a communications link (for example, an optical fiber), the third auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second PHY after the second network device receives the second auto-negotiation configuration stream sent by the second PHY.

    [0057] If the intelligent network device is connected to the second network device by using the another intelligent network device, to implement connection between the second PHY and the second network device, as described in step 230, the second PHY sends the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device by using the another intelligent network device. The second network device receives the fifth auto-negotiation configuration stream sent by the fourth PHY in the another intelligent network device. After receiving the fifth auto-negotiation configuration stream, the second network device feeds back a sixth auto-negotiation configuration stream to the fourth PHY by using a communications link (for example, an optical fiber). After determining that the fourth PHY receives the sixth auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device, the another intelligent network device changes a negotiation mode of the third PHY to the auto-negotiation mode, and feeds back a seventh auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second PHY in the intelligent network device by using the third PHY.

    [0058] Step 250: When the second PHY receives the third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device, the intelligent network device changes a negotiation mode of the first PHY from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode.

    [0059] Specifically, after determining that the negotiation mode of the second PHY is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, the intelligent network device sends the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device connected to the second PHY, and when receiving the third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device, changes the negotiation mode of the first PHY from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode.

    [0060] As described in step 250, the intelligent network device directly receives the third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device according to a connection manner between the second PHY and the second network device, or the intelligent network device receives, by using the another intelligent network device, the third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device.

    [0061] That the intelligent network device receives, by using the another intelligent network device, the third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device includes:
    receiving, by the intelligent network device, the sixth auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the third PHY in the another intelligent network device, where the sixth auto-negotiation configuration stream is fed back by the third PHY to the intelligent network device after the another intelligent network device receives, at the fourth PHY, the seventh auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device, and changes a negotiation mode of the third PHY to the auto-negotiation mode.

    [0062] Step 260: The first PHY in the intelligent network device sends an eighth auto-negotiation configuration stream to the first network device.

    [0063] By means of the foregoing method, in this application, when the intelligent network device is applied to a network, a negotiation mode of a device connected to the intelligent network device is changed from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode. Information about the change can be transmitted to a device at another end, and communication of the devices in the network is not affected because of negotiation mode processing. In addition, by means of the method provided in this application, the intelligent network device can adaptively change the negotiation mode of the intelligent network device, to match a negotiation mode of a network device connected to the intelligent network device. The negotiation mode does not need to be changed by using a special-purpose tool in an offline case, thereby improving application flexibility of the intelligent network device while ensuring normal communication of the devices in the network.

    [0064] In the prior art, when the intelligent network device is applied to the network, when a fault occurs between the intelligent network device and any network device connected to the intelligent network device, another network device cannot sense the fault.

    [0065] In view of this, in this application, when determining that a fault occurs between the first PHY and the first network device, the intelligent network device controls the second PHY to send an abnormal stream to the second network device, where the abnormal stream is used to indicate that the fault occurs between the first PHY and the first network device. The fault includes at least any one of the following: a device fault of the first network device, a link fault between the intelligent network device and the first network device, or an interface fault of the first PHY in the intelligent network device. When a port of the first PHY is down, the intelligent network device determines that a fault occurs between the first PHY and the first network device.

    [0066] In this way, the second network device receives the abnormal stream, and the fault between the first PHY and the first network device is transmitted to the second network device. A port of the second network device is down.

    [0067] On the contrary, when determining that a fault occurs between the second PHY and the second network device, the intelligent network device controls the first PHY to send an abnormal stream to the first network device. The first network device receives the abnormal stream, and the fault between the second PHY and the second network device is transmitted to the first network device. A port of the first network device is down.

    [0068] In addition, in this application, a fault may be notified by resetting a PHY. When the second PHY is controlled to reset the PHY, a port of the second network device is also down.

    [0069] If the second PHY is connected to the second network device by using the another intelligent network device, when a fault occurs between the first network device and the first PHY, the intelligent network device controls the second PHY to send an abnormal stream to the third PHY, so that the another intelligent network device senses the fault, and takes measures to control the fourth PHY to send an abnormal stream to the second network device. In this way, the fault between the first PHY and the first network device is transmitted to the second network device in an indirect manner. The port of the second network device is down.

    [0070] By means of the foregoing method in this application, when a fault occurs between a PHY and a peer, the intelligent network device may transmit the fault to a network device connected to another PHY.

    [0071] By means of the negotiation mode processing method provided in this application, when there is an intelligent network device between network devices at two ends of a communications link, it may be ensured that when a negotiation mode of the network device at one end is changed or a fault occurs between the network device at one end and the intelligent network device, the network device at the other end can sense the foregoing network change occurring in the network device at the one end. Therefore, a sensing capability of the network device at the other end is kept the same when there is no intelligent network device between the network devices at the two ends.

    [0072] An example in which the intelligent network device is an AM is used below in this application. The negotiation mode processing method provided in this application is further described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings.

    [0073] A first connection manner is shown in FIG. 3a, an AM is plug-connected to a device 0, and the device 0 communicates with a device 1. Two PHYs of the AM are respectively a system side PHY and a line side PHY. The system side PHY is an electrical connection interface side PHY of the AM, and is connected to the device 0. The line side PHY is a PHY on a side from which optical fibers come out, and is connected to the device 1 by using optical fibers. Initial states of negotiation modes of the system side PHY and the line side PHY of the AM are both a non-auto-negotiation mode.

    [0074] Referring to FIG. 3b, FIG. 3b is a schematic diagram of a transmission procedure of a negotiation mode in a first connection manner.

    [0075] S301: A device 0 sends a /C/ code to a system side PHY.

    [0076] An initial state of a negotiation mode of the device 0 is an auto-negotiation mode. When an AM is plug-connected to the device 0, the device 0 sends an auto-negotiation configuration stream to the system side PHY. The auto-negotiation configuration stream is a /C/ code.

    [0077] Alternatively, an initial state of a negotiation mode of the device 0 is a non-auto-negotiation mode, and a negotiation mode of the AM is also the non-auto-negotiation mode. Therefore, ports at two ends are up. However, when the negotiation mode of the device 0 is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, the device 0 sends the /C/ code to the system side PHY.

    [0078] S302: After the system side PHY receives the /C/ code, the AM changes a negotiation mode of a line side PHY to the auto-negotiation mode.

    [0079] S303: After the negotiation mode of the line side PHY is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, the line side PHY automatically sends a /C/ code to a peer device 1.

    [0080] S304: The device 1 feeds back a /C/ code to the line side PHY.

    [0081] S305: The AM changes a negotiation mode of the system side PHY to the auto-negotiation mode.

    [0082] S306: After the negotiation mode of the system side PHY is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, the system side PHY automatically sends a /C/ code to the peer device 0.

    [0083] By means of the foregoing process, the negotiation modes of the AM, the device 0, and the device 1 are consistent.

    [0084] A second connection manner is shown in FIG. 4a, an AM 1 is plug-connected to a device 0, an AM 2 is plug-connected to a device 1, and the device 0 communicates with the device 1. Two PHYs of each of the AM 1 and the AM 2 are respectively a system side PHY and a line side PHY. The system side PHY is an electrical connection interface side PHY. The system side PHY of the AM 1 is connected to the device 0, and the system side PHY of the AM 2 is connected to the device 1. The line side PHY is a PHY on a side from which optical fibers come out, and two line side PHYs are connected by using optical fibers. Initial states of negotiation modes of the system side PHYs and the line side PHYs of both the AM 1 and the AM 2 are a non-auto-negotiation mode.

    [0085] Referring to FIG. 4b, FIG. 4b is a schematic diagram of a transmission procedure of a negotiation mode in a second connection manner.

    [0086] S401: A device 0 sends a /C/ code to a system side PHY of an AM 1.

    [0087] An initial state of a negotiation mode of the device 0 is an auto-negotiation mode. When the AM 1 is plug-connected to the device 0, the device 0 sends the /C/ code to the system side PHY of the AM 1.

    [0088] Alternatively, an initial state of a negotiation mode of the device 0 is a non-auto-negotiation mode, and a negotiation mode of the AM 1 is also the non-auto-negotiation mode. Therefore, ports at two ends are up. However, when the negotiation mode of the device 0 is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, the device 0 sends the /C/ code to the system side PHY of the AM 1.

    [0089] S402: After the system side PHY of the AM 1 receives the /C/ code, the AM 1 changes a negotiation mode of a line side PHY to the auto-negotiation mode.

    [0090] S403: After the negotiation mode of the line side PHY of the AM 1 is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, the line side PHY automatically sends a /C/ code to a line side PHY of an AM 2.

    [0091] S404: After the line side PHY of the AM 2 receives the /C/ code, the AM 2 changes a negotiation mode of the system side PHY to the auto-negotiation mode.

    [0092] S405: After the negotiation mode of the system side PHY of the AM 2 is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, the system side PHY automatically sends a /C/ code to a device 1.

    [0093] S406: The device 1 feeds back a /C/ code to the system side PHY of the AM 2.

    [0094] S407: After the system side PHY of the AM 2 receives the /C/ code, the AM 2 changes the negotiation mode of the line side PHY to the auto-negotiation mode.

    [0095] S408: After the negotiation mode of the line side PHY of the AM 2 is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, the line side PHY automatically sends a /C/ code to the line side PHY of the AM 1.

    [0096] S409: After the line side PHY of the AM 1 receives the /C/ code, the AM 1 changes the negotiation mode of the system side PHY to the auto-negotiation mode.

    [0097] S410: After the negotiation mode of the system side PHY of the AM 1 is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, the system side PHY automatically sends a /C/ code to the device 0.

    [0098] By means of the foregoing process, the negotiation modes of the AM 1, the AM 2, the device 0, and the device 1 are consistent.

    [0099] Based on a same inventive idea, referring to FIG. 5, this application provides an intelligent network device 50, including a determining unit 51 and a configuration unit 52.

    [0100] The determining unit 51 is configured to determine that a first physical layer PHY receives a first auto-negotiation configuration stream sent by a first network device connected to the first PHY, where the first auto-negotiation configuration stream is used to indicate that a negotiation mode of the first network device sending the first auto-negotiation configuration stream is an auto-negotiation mode.

    [0101] The configuration unit 52 is configured to change a negotiation mode of a second PHY from a non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode according to the first auto-negotiation configuration stream that is determined by the determining unit 51 and that is received by the first PHY.

    [0102] The determining unit 51 is further configured to: after determining that the negotiation mode of the second PHY is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, send a second auto-negotiation configuration stream to a second network device connected to the second PHY, and receive a third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device.

    [0103] The configuration unit 52 is further configured to: after the determining unit 51 determines that the third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device is received, change a negotiation mode of the first PHY from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode.

    [0104] The first PHY and the second PHY are located in the intelligent network device.

    [0105] Optionally, the intelligent network device 50 is plug-connected to the first network device, to implement connection between the first PHY and the first network device.

    [0106] The intelligent network device 50 is connected to the second network device in a remote communications connection manner, to implement connection between the second PHY and the second network device.

    [0107] Optionally, the intelligent network device 50 is plug-connected to the first network device, to implement connection between the first PHY and the first network device.

    [0108] The intelligent network device 50 is connected to the second network device by using another intelligent network device, to implement connection between the second PHY and the second network device.

    [0109] When sending, after determining that the negotiation mode of the second PHY is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device connected to the second PHY, and receiving the third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device, the determining unit 51 is specifically configured to:
    after determining that the negotiation mode of the second PHY is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, send, by using the another intelligent network device, the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device connected to the second PHY, and receive the third auto-negotiation configuration stream that is fed back by the second network device by using the another intelligent network device.

    [0110] Preferably, the sending, by the intelligent network device, the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device by using the another intelligent network device includes:
    sending, by the intelligent network device, a fourth auto-negotiation configuration stream to a third PHY in the another intelligent network device, and after the another intelligent network device changes a negotiation mode of a fourth PHY in the another intelligent network device to the auto-negotiation mode, sending a fifth auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device by using the fourth PHY.

    [0111] The receiving, by the intelligent network device by using the another intelligent network device, the third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device includes:
    receiving, by the intelligent network device, a sixth auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the third PHY in the another intelligent network device, where the sixth auto-negotiation configuration stream is fed back by the third PHY to the intelligent network device after the another intelligent network device receives, at the fourth PHY, a seventh auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device, and changes a negotiation mode of the third PHY to the auto-negotiation mode.

    [0112] Preferably, the intelligent network device 50 further includes:
    a control unit 53, configured to: when the determining unit 51 determines that a fault occurs between the first PHY and the first network device, control the second PHY to send an abnormal stream to the second network device, where the abnormal stream is used to indicate that the fault occurs between the first PHY and the first network device.

    [0113] Preferably, the intelligent network device 50 further includes:
    a sending unit 54, configured to: after the configuration unit changes the negotiation mode of the first PHY from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode, send an eighth auto-negotiation configuration stream to the first network device.

    [0114] Based on a same inventive idea, referring to FIG. 6, this application further provides an intelligent network device 60, including: a transceiver 61, processor 62, and a bus 63. The transceiver 61 and the processor 62 are both connected to the bus 63. The processor 62 is configured to:

    determine that a first physical layer PHY receives a first auto-negotiation configuration stream sent by a first network device connected to the first PHY, where the first auto-negotiation configuration stream is used to indicate that a negotiation mode of the first network device sending the first auto-negotiation configuration stream is an auto-negotiation mode;

    change a negotiation mode of a second PHY from a non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode according to the first auto-negotiation configuration stream received by the first PHY; and

    after determining that the negotiation mode of the second PHY is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, send a second auto-negotiation configuration stream to a second network device connected to the second PHY, and when receiving a third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device, change a negotiation mode of the first PHY from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode.



    [0115] The first PHY and the second PHY are located in the intelligent network device.

    [0116] Optionally, the intelligent network device 60 is plug-connected to the first network device, to implement connection between the first PHY and the first network device.

    [0117] The intelligent network device 60 is connected to the second network device in a remote communications connection manner, to implement connection between the second PHY and the second network device.

    [0118] Optionally, the intelligent network device 60 is plug-connected to the first network device, to implement connection between the first PHY and the first network device.

    [0119] The intelligent network device 60 is connected to the second network device by using another intelligent network device, to implement connection between the second PHY and the second network device.

    [0120] The processor 62 is specifically configured to:
    after determining that the negotiation mode of the second PHY is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, send, by using the another intelligent network device, the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device connected to the second PHY, and receive the third auto-negotiation configuration stream that is fed back by the second network device by using the another intelligent network device.

    [0121] Preferably, when sending the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device by using the another intelligent network device, the processor 62 is specifically configured to:
    send a fourth auto-negotiation configuration stream to a third PHY in the another intelligent network device, and after the another intelligent network device changes a negotiation mode of a fourth PHY in the another intelligent network device to the auto-negotiation mode, send a fifth auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device by using the fourth PHY.

    [0122] When receiving, by using the another intelligent network device, the third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device, the processor 62 is specifically configured to:
    receive a sixth auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the third PHY in the another intelligent network device, where the sixth auto-negotiation configuration stream is fed back by the third PHY to the intelligent network device after the another intelligent network device receives, at the fourth PHY, a seventh auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device, and changes a negotiation mode of the third PHY to the auto-negotiation mode.

    [0123] Preferably, the processor 62 is further configured to:
    when determining that a fault occurs between the first PHY and the first network device, control the second PHY to send an abnormal stream to the second network device, where the abnormal stream is used to indicate that the fault occurs between the first PHY and the first network device.

    [0124] Preferably, the intelligent network device 60 further includes a memory 64, configured to store a program invoked by the processor 62.

    [0125] Preferably, the processor 62 is further configured to: after changing the negotiation mode of the first PHY from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode, send an eighth auto-negotiation configuration stream to the first network device.

    [0126] A person skilled in the art should understand that the embodiments of the present invention may be provided as a method, a system, or a computer program product. Therefore, the present invention may use a form of hardware only embodiments, software only embodiments, or embodiments with a combination of software and hardware. Moreover, the present invention may use a form of a computer program product that is implemented on one or more computer-usable storage media (including but not limited to a disk memory, a CD-ROM, an optical memory, and the like) that include computer-usable program code.

    [0127] The present invention is described with reference to the flowcharts and/or block diagrams of the method, the device (system), and the computer program product according to the embodiments of the present invention. It should be understood that computer program instructions may be used to implement each process and/or each block in the flowcharts and/or the block diagrams and a combination of a process and/or a block in the flowcharts and/or the block diagrams. These computer program instructions may be provided for a general-purpose computer, a dedicated computer, an embedded processor, or a processor of any other programmable data processing device to generate a machine, so that the instructions executed by a computer or a processor of any other programmable data processing device generate an apparatus for implementing a specific function in one or more processes in the flowcharts and/or in one or more blocks in the block diagrams.

    [0128] These computer program instructions may be stored in a computer readable memory that can instruct the computer or any other programmable data processing device to work in a specific manner, so that the instructions stored in the computer readable memory generate an artifact that includes an instruction apparatus. The instruction apparatus implements a specific function in one or more processes in the flowcharts and/or in one or more blocks in the block diagrams.

    [0129] These computer program instructions may be loaded onto a computer or another programmable data processing device, so that a series of operations and steps are performed on the computer or the another programmable device, thereby generating computer-implemented processing. Therefore, the instructions executed on the computer or the another programmable device provide steps for implementing a specific function in one or more processes in the flowcharts and/or in one or more blocks in the block diagrams.


    Claims

    1. A negotiation mode processing method, comprising:

    determining (210), by an independent network device, that a first physical layer, PHY, located in the independent network device receives a first auto-negotiation configuration stream sent by a first network device connected to the first PHY, wherein the first auto-negotiation configuration stream, which is a first /C/ code, is used to indicate that a negotiation mode of the first network device sending the first auto-negotiation configuration stream is an auto-negotiation mode;

    changing (220), by the independent network device, a negotiation mode of a second PHY also located in the independent network device from a non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode according to the first auto-negotiation configuration stream received by the first PHY; and

    after determining that the negotiation mode of the second PHY is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, sending (230), by the independent network device, a second auto-negotiation configuration stream, which is a second /C/ code, to a second network device connected to the second PHY, and when receiving (240) a third auto-negotiation configuration stream, which is a third /C/ code, fed back by the second network device, changing (250) a negotiation mode of the first PHY from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode, wherein the second auto-negotiation configuration stream is used to indicate that the negotiation mode of the second PHY is changed from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode, the third auto-negotiation configuration stream is used to indicate that a negotiation mode of the second network device sending the first auto-negotiation configuration stream is an auto-negotiation mode.


     
    2. The method according to claim 1, wherein the independent network device is plug-connected to the first network device, to implement connection between the first PHY and the first network device; and
    the independent network device is connected to the second network device in a remote communications connection manner, to implement connection between the second PHY and the second network device.
     
    3. The method according to claim 1, wherein the independent network device is plug-connected to the first network device, to implement connection between the first PHY and the first network device;
    the independent network device is connected to the second network device by using another independent network device, to implement connection between the second PHY and the second network device;
    the sending (230), by the independent network device, a second auto-negotiation configuration stream to a second network device connected to the second PHY comprises:

    sending, by the independent network device, the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device by using the another independent network device; and

    the receiving, by the independent network device, a third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device comprises:
    receiving, by the independent network device by using the another independent network device, the third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device.


     
    4. The method according to claim 3, wherein the sending, by the independent network device, the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device by using the another independent network device comprises:

    sending, by the independent network device, a fourth auto-negotiation configuration stream to a third PHY in the another independent network device, and after the another independent network device changes a negotiation mode of a fourth PHY in the another independent network device to the auto-negotiation mode, sending a fifth auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device by using the fourth PHY; and

    the receiving, by the independent network device by using the another independent network device, the third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device comprises:
    receiving, by the independent network device, a sixth auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the third PHY in the another independent network device, wherein the sixth auto-negotiation configuration stream is fed back by the third PHY to the independent network device after the another independent network device receives, at the fourth PHY, a seventh auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device, and changes a negotiation mode of the third PHY to the auto-negotiation mode.


     
    5. The method according to any one of claims 1 to 4, further comprising:
    when determining that a fault occurs between the first PHY and the first network device, controlling, by the independent network device, the second PHY to send an abnormal stream to the second network device, wherein the abnormal stream is used to indicate that the fault occurs between the first PHY and the first network device.
     
    6. The method according to any one of claims 1 to 5, wherein after changing (250) the negotiation mode of the first PHY from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode, the independent network device sends an eighth auto-negotiation configuration stream to the first network device.
     
    7. An independent network device, comprising:

    a determining unit (51), configured to determine that a first physical layer, PHY, located in the independent network device receives a first auto-negotiation configuration stream sent by a first network device connected to the first PHY, wherein the first auto-negotiation configuration stream, which is a first /C/ code, is used to indicate that a negotiation mode of the first network device sending the first auto-negotiation configuration stream is an auto-negotiation mode;

    a configuration unit (52), configured to change a negotiation mode of a second PHY also located in the independent network device from a non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode according to the first auto-negotiation configuration stream that is determined by the determining unit (51) and that is received by the first PHY, wherein

    the determining unit (51) is further configured to: after determining that the negotiation mode of the second PHY is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, send a second auto-negotiation configuration stream, which is a second /C/ code, to a second network device connected to the second PHY, and receive a third auto-negotiation configuration stream, which is a third /C/ code, fed back by the second network device;

    the configuration unit (52) is further configured to: after the determining unit (51) determines that the third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device is received, change a negotiation mode of the first PHY from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode;

    wherein the second auto-negotiation configuration stream is used to indicate that the negotiation mode of the second PHY is changed from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode, the third auto-negotiation configuration stream is used to indicate that a negotiation mode of the second network device sending the first auto-negotiation configuration stream is an auto-negotiation mode.


     
    8. The independent network device according to claim 7, wherein the independent network device is plug-connected to the first network device, to implement connection between the first PHY and the first network device; and
    the independent network device is connected to the second network device in a remote communications connection manner, to implement connection between the second PHY and the second network device.
     
    9. The independent network device according to claim 7, wherein the independent network device is plug-connected to the first network device, to implement connection between the first PHY and the first network device;
    the independent network device is connected to the second network device by using another independent network device, to implement connection between the second PHY and the second network device; and
    when sending, after determining that the negotiation mode of the second PHY is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device connected to the second PHY, and receiving the third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device, the determining unit (51) is specifically configured to:
    after determining that the negotiation mode of the second PHY is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, send, by using the another independent network device, the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device connected to the second PHY, and receive the third auto-negotiation configuration stream that is fed back by the second network device by using the another independent network device.
     
    10. The independent network device according to claim 9, wherein the sending, by the independent network device, the second auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device by using the another independent network device comprises:

    sending, by the independent network device, a fourth auto-negotiation configuration stream to a third PHY in the another independent network device, and after the another independent network device changes a negotiation mode of a fourth PHY in the another independent network device to the auto-negotiation mode, sending a fifth auto-negotiation configuration stream to the second network device by using the fourth PHY; and

    the receiving, by the independent network device by using the another independent network device, the third auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device comprises:
    receiving, by the independent network device, a sixth auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the third PHY in the another independent network device, wherein the sixth auto-negotiation configuration stream is fed back by the third PHY to the independent network device after the another independent network device receives, at the fourth PHY, a seventh auto-negotiation configuration stream fed back by the second network device, and changes a negotiation mode of the third PHY to the auto-negotiation mode.


     
    11. The independent network device according to any one of claims 7 to 10, further comprising:
    a control unit (53), configured to: when the determining unit (51) determines that a fault occurs between the first PHY and the first network device, control the second PHY to send an abnormal stream to the second network device, wherein the abnormal stream is used to indicate that the fault occurs between the first PHY and the first network device.
     
    12. The independent network device according to any one of claims 7 to 11, further comprising: a sending unit (54), configured to: after the configuration unit (52) changes the negotiation mode of the first PHY from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode, send an eighth auto-negotiation configuration stream to the first network device.
     
    13. A computer program product comprising a non-transitory computer readable medium storing program code thereon for negotiation mode processing, the program code comprising instructions for executing a method that comprises:

    determining, by an independent network device, that a first physical layer, PHY, located in the independent network device receives a first auto-negotiation configuration stream, which is a first /C/ code, sent by a first network device connected to the first PHY, wherein the first auto-negotiation configuration stream is used to indicate that a negotiation mode of the first network device sending the first auto-negotiation configuration stream is an auto-negotiation mode ;

    changing, by the independent network device, a negotiation mode of a second PHY also located in the independent network device from a non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode according to the first auto-negotiation configuration stream received by the first PHY; and

    after determining that the negotiation mode of the second PHY is changed to the auto-negotiation mode, sending, by the independent network device, a second auto-negotiation configuration stream, which is a second /C/ code, to a second network device connected to the second PHY, and when receiving a third auto-negotiation configuration stream, which is a third /C/ code, fed back by the second network device, changing a negotiation mode of the first PHY from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode, wherein the second auto-negotiation configuration stream is used to indicate that the negotiation mode of the second PHY is changed from the non-auto-negotiation mode to the auto-negotiation mode, the third auto-negotiation configuration stream is used to indicate that a negotiation mode of the second network device sending the first auto-negotiation configuration stream is an auto-negotiation mode.


     


    Ansprüche

    1. Verhandlungsmodus-Verarbeitungsverfahren, umfassend:

    Bestimmen (210) durch eine unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung, dass eine erste physikalische Schicht, PHY, die sich in der unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung befindet, einen ersten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom empfängt, der von einer ersten mit der ersten PHY verbundenen Netzwerkvorrichtung gesendet wird, wobei der erste Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom, der ein erster /C/-Code ist, verwendet wird, um anzuzeigen, dass ein Verhandlungsmodus der ersten Netzwerkvorrichtung, die den ersten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom sendet, ein Auto-Verhandlungsmodus ist;

    Ändern (220) eines Verhandlungsmodus einer zweiten PHY, der sich ebenfalls in der unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung befindet, von einem Nichtauto-Verhandlungsmodus in den Auto-Verhandlungsmodus gemäß dem ersten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom, der von der ersten PHY empfangen wird, durch die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung; und

    nach dem Bestimmen, dass der Verhandlungsmodus der zweiten PHY in den Auto-Verhandlungsmodus geändert wird, Senden (230) eines zweiten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms, der ein zweiter /C/-Code ist, durch das unabhängige Netzwerk an eine mit der zweiten PHY verbundene zweite Netzwerkvorrichtung, und beim Empfangen (240) eines dritten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms, der ein dritter /C/-Code ist, der von der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung zurückgespeist wird, Ändern (250) eines Verhandlungsmodus der ersten PHY vom Nichtauto-Verhandlungsmodus in den Auto-Verhandlungsmodus, wobei der zweite Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom verwendet wird, um anzuzeigen, dass der Verhandlungsmodus der zweiten PHY vom Nichtauto-Verhandlungsmodus in den Auto-Verhandlungsmodus geändert wird, der dritte Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom verwendet wird, um anzuzeigen, dass ein Verhandlungsmodus der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung, die den ersten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom sendet, ein Auto-Verhandlungsmodus ist.


     
    2. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung mit der ersten Netzwerkvorrichtung steckbar verbunden ist, um eine Verbindung zwischen der ersten PHY und der ersten Netzwerkvorrichtung zu realisieren; und
    die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung mit der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung in einer Fernkommunikationsverbindungsart verbunden ist, um eine Verbindung zwischen der zweiten PHY und der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung zu realisieren.
     
    3. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung mit der ersten Netzwerkvorrichtung steckbar verbunden ist, um eine Verbindung zwischen der ersten PHY und der ersten Netzwerkvorrichtung zu realisieren;
    die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung mit der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung unter Verwendung einer anderen unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung verbunden ist, um eine Verbindung zwischen der zweiten PHY und der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung zu realisieren;
    das Senden (230) eines zweiten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms durch die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung an eine zweite Netzwerkvorrichtung, die mit der zweiten PHY verbunden ist, umfasst:

    Senden des zweiten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms über die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung an die zweite Netzwerkvorrichtung unter Verwendung der anderen unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung; und

    das Empfangen eines dritten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms, der von der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung zurückgespeist wird, durch die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung umfasst:
    Empfangen des dritten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms, der von der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung zurückgespeist wird, durch die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung unter Verwendung der anderen unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung.


     
    4. Verfahren nach Anspruch 3, wobei das Senden des zweiten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms durch die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung an die zweite Netzwerkvorrichtung unter Verwendung der anderen unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung umfasst:

    Senden eines vierten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms durch die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung an eine dritten PHY in der anderen unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung, und nachdem die andere unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung einen Verhandlungsmodus einer vierten PHY in der anderen unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung in den Auto-Verhandlungsmodus geändert hat, Senden eines fünften Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms an die zweite Netzwerkvorrichtung unter Verwendung der vierten PHY; und

    das Empfangen des dritten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms, der von der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung zurückgespeist wird, durch die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung unter Verwendung der anderen unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung umfasst:
    Empfangen eines sechsten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms, der von der dritten PHY in der anderen unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung zurückgespeist wird, durch die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung, wobei der sechste Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom von der dritten PHY an die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung zurückgespeist wird, nachdem die andere unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung in der vierten PHY einen siebten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom empfangen hat, der von der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung zurückgespeist wird, und einen Verhandlungsmodus der dritten PHY in den Auto-Verhandlungsmodus ändert.


     
    5. Verfahren nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 4, ferner umfassend:
    beim Bestimmen, dass ein Fehler zwischen der ersten PHY und der ersten Netzwerkvorrichtung auftritt, Steuern der zweiten PHY durch die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung, um einen abnormalen Strom an die zweite Netzwerkvorrichtung zu senden, wobei der abnormale Strom verwendet wird, um anzuzeigen, dass der Fehler zwischen der ersten PHY und der ersten Netzwerkvorrichtung auftritt.
     
    6. Verfahren nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 5, wobei nach dem Ändern (250) des Verhandlungsmodus der ersten PHY vom Nichtauto-Verhandlungsmodus in den Auto-Verhandlungsmodus, die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung einen achten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom an die erste Netzwerkvorrichtung sendet.
     
    7. Unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung, umfassend:

    eine Bestimmungseinheit (51), die zum Bestimmen konfiguriert ist, dass eine erste physikalische Schicht, PHY, die sich in der unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung befindet, einen ersten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom empfängt, der von einer ersten Netzwerkvorrichtung gesendet wird, die mit der ersten PHY verbunden ist, wobei der erste Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom, der ein erster /C/-Code ist, verwendet wird, um anzuzeigen, dass ein Verhandlungsmodus der ersten Netzwerkvorrichtung, die den ersten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom sendet, ein Auto-Verhandlungsmodus ist;

    eine Konfigurationseinheit (52), die zum Ändern eines Verhandlungsmodus einer zweiten PHY, die sich ebenfalls in der unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung befindet, von einem Nichtauto-Verhandlungsmodus in den Auto-Verhandlungsmodus gemäß dem ersten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom konfiguriert ist, der durch die Bestimmungseinheit (51) bestimmt wird und von der ersten PHY empfangen wird, wobei

    die Bestimmungseinheit (51) ferner konfiguriert ist, um: nach dem Bestimmen, dass der Verhandlungsmodus der zweiten PHY in den Auto-Verhandlungsmodus geändert wird, einen zweiten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom, der ein zweiter /C/-Code ist, an eine mit der zweiten PHY verbundene zweite Netzwerkvorrichtung zu senden und einen dritten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom zu empfangen, der ein dritter /C/-Code ist, der von der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung zurückgespeist wird;

    die Konfigurationseinheit (52) ferner konfiguriert ist, um: nachdem die Bestimmungseinheit (51) bestimmt hat, dass der dritte von der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung zurückgespeiste Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom empfangen wird, einen Verhandlungsmodus der ersten PHY vom Nichtauto-Verhandlungsmodus in den Auto-Verhandlungsmodus zu ändern;

    wobei der zweite Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom verwendet wird, um anzuzeigen, dass der Verhandlungsmodus der zweiten PHY von dem Nichtauto-Verhandlungsmodus in den Auto-Verhandlungsmodus geändert wird, wobei der dritte Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom verwendet wird, um anzuzeigen, dass ein Verhandlungsmodus der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung, die den ersten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom sendet, ein Auto-Verhandlungsmodus ist.


     
    8. Die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung nach Anspruch 7, wobei die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung mit der ersten Netzwerkvorrichtung steckbar verbunden ist, um eine Verbindung zwischen der ersten PHY und der ersten Netzwerkvorrichtung zu realisieren; und
    die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung mit der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung in einer Fernkommunikationsverbindungsart verbunden ist, um eine Verbindung zwischen der zweiten PHY und der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung zu realisieren.
     
    9. Die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung nach Anspruch 7, wobei die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung mit der ersten Netzwerkvorrichtung steckbar verbunden ist, um eine Verbindung zwischen der ersten PHY und der ersten Netzwerkvorrichtung zu realisieren;
    die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung mit der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung unter Verwendung einer anderen unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung verbunden ist, um eine Verbindung zwischen der zweiten PHY und der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung zu realisieren; und
    beim Senden, nachdem bestimmt wurde, dass der Verhandlungsmodus der zweiten PHY in den Auto-Verhandlungsmodus geändert wird, der zweite Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom an die zweite Netzwerkvorrichtung, die mit der zweiten PHY verbunden ist, und der Empfang des dritten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms, der von der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung zurückgespeist wird, ist die Bestimmungseinheit (51) speziell konfiguriert um:
    nach dem Bestimmen, dass der Verhandlungsmodus der zweiten PHY in den Auto-Verhandlungsmodus geändert wird, Senden des zweiten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms unter Verwendung der anderen unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung an die mit der zweiten PHY verbundene zweite Netzwerkvorrichtung und Empfangen des dritten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms, der von der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung unter Verwendung der anderen unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung zurückgespeist wird.
     
    10. Unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung nach Anspruch 9, wobei das Senden des zweiten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms durch die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung an die zweite Netzwerkvorrichtung unter Verwendung der anderen unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung umfasst:

    Senden eines vierten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms durch die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung an eine dritte PHY in der anderen unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung, und nachdem die andere unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung einen Verhandlungsmodus einer vierten PHY in der anderen unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung in den Auto-Verhandlungsmodus geändert hat, Senden eines fünften Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms an die zweite Netzwerkvorrichtung unter Verwendung der vierten PHY; und

    das Empfangen des dritten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms, der von der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung zurückgespeist wird, durch die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung unter Verwendung der anderen unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung umfasst:
    Empfangen eines sechsten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms, der von der dritten PHY in der anderen unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung zurückgespeist wird, durch die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung, wobei der sechste Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom von der dritten PHY an die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung zurückgespeist wird, nachdem die andere unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung in der vierten PHY einen siebten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom empfangen hat, der von der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung zurückgespeist wird, und einen Verhandlungsmodus der dritten PHY in den Auto-Verhandlungsmodus ändert.


     
    11. Unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung nach einem der Ansprüche 7 bis 10, ferner umfassend:
    eine Steuereinheit (53), die konfiguriert ist, um: wenn die Bestimmungseinheit (51) bestimmt, dass ein Fehler zwischen der ersten PHY und der ersten Netzwerkvorrichtung auftritt, die zweite PHY zu steuern, um einen abnormalen Strom an die zweite Netzwerkvorrichtung zu senden, wobei der abnormale Strom verwendet wird, um anzuzeigen, dass der Fehler zwischen der ersten PHY und der ersten Netzwerkvorrichtung auftritt.
     
    12. Unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung nach einem der Ansprüche 7 bis 11, ferner umfassend: eine Sendeeinheit (54), die konfiguriert ist, um: nachdem die Konfigurationseinheit (52) den Verhandlungsmodus der ersten PHY vom Nichtauto-Verhandlungsmodus in den Auto-Verhandlungsmodus geändert hat, einen achten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom an die erste Netzwerkvorrichtung zu senden.
     
    13. Computerprogrammprodukt, umfassend ein nicht-flüchtiges, computerlesbares Medium, auf dem Programmcode für die Verhandlungsmodus-Verarbeitung gespeichert ist, wobei der Programmcode Anweisungen zum Ausführen eines Verfahrens umfasst, das umfasst:

    Bestimmen, durch eine unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung, dass eine erste physikalische Schicht, PHY, die sich in der unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung befindet, einen ersten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom empfängt, der ein erster /C/-Code ist, der von einer ersten Netzwerkvorrichtung gesendet wird, die mit der ersten PHY verbunden ist, wobei der erste Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom verwendet wird, um anzuzeigen, dass ein Verhandlungsmodus der ersten Netzwerkvorrichtung, die den ersten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom sendet, ein Auto-Verhandlungsmodus ist;

    Ändern eines Verhandlungsmodus einer zweiten PHY, die sich ebenfalls in der unabhängigen Netzwerkvorrichtung befindet, von einem Nichtauto-Verhandlungsmodus in den Auto-Verhandlungsmodus gemäß dem ersten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom, der von der ersten PHY empfangen wird, durch die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung; und

    nach dem Bestimmen, dass der Verhandlungsmodus der zweiten PHY in den Auto-Verhandlungsmodus geändert wird, Senden eines zweiten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms, der ein zweiter /C/-Code ist, an eine mit der zweiten PHY verbundene zweite Netzwerkvorrichtung, durch die unabhängige Netzwerkvorrichtung, und beim Empfangen eines dritten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstroms, der ein dritter /C/-Code ist, der von der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung zurückgespeist wird, Ändern eines Verhandlungsmodus der ersten PHY vom Nichtauto-Verhandlungsmodus in den Auto-Verhandlungsmodus, wobei der zweite Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom verwendet wird, um anzuzeigen, dass der Verhandlungsmodus der zweiten PHY vom Nichtauto-Verhandlungsmodus in den Auto-Verhandlungsmodus geändert wird, der dritte Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom verwendet wird, um anzuzeigen, dass ein Verhandlungsmodus der zweiten Netzwerkvorrichtung, die den ersten Auto-Verhandlungs-Konfigurationsstrom sendet, ein Auto-Verhandlungsmodus ist.


     


    Revendications

    1. Procédé de traitement de mode de négociation, consistant à :

    déterminer (210), par un dispositif de réseau indépendant, qu'une première couche physique (PHY), située dans le dispositif de réseau indépendant, reçoit un premier flux de configuration d'auto-négociation envoyé par un premier dispositif de réseau connecté à la première PHY, le premier flux de configuration d'auto-négociation, qui est un premier code /C/, étant utilisé pour indiquer qu'un mode de négociation du premier dispositif de réseau envoyant le premier flux de configuration d'auto-négociation est un mode d'auto-négociation ;

    changer (220), par le dispositif de réseau indépendant, un mode de négociation d'une deuxième PHY également située dans le dispositif de réseau indépendant d'un mode qui n'est pas d'auto-négociation au mode d'auto-négociation selon le premier flux de configuration d'auto-négociation reçu par la première PHY ; et

    après la détermination du changement du mode de négociation de la deuxième PHY pour le mode d'auto-négociation, envoyer (230), par le dispositif de réseau indépendant, un deuxième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation, qui est un deuxième code /C/, à un second dispositif de réseau connecté à la deuxième PHY, et lors de la réception (240) d'un troisième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation, qui est un troisième code /C/, renvoyé par le second dispositif de réseau, changer (250) un mode de négociation de la première PHY du mode qui n'est pas d'auto-négociation au mode d'auto-négociation, le deuxième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation étant utilisé pour indiquer que le mode de négociation de la deuxième PHY est changé du mode qui n'est pas d'auto-négociation au mode d'auto-négociation, et le troisième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation étant utilisé pour indiquer qu'un mode de négociation du second dispositif de réseau envoyant le premier flux de configuration d'auto-négociation est un mode d'auto-négociation.


     
    2. Procédé selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le dispositif de réseau indépendant est connecté par enfichage au premier dispositif de réseau, pour mettre en oeuvre une connexion entre la première PHY et le premier dispositif de réseau ; et
    le dispositif de réseau indépendant est connecté au second dispositif de réseau par d'une connexion de communication distante, pour mettre en oeuvre une connexion entre la deuxième PHY et le second dispositif de réseau.
     
    3. Procédé selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le dispositif de réseau indépendant est connecté par enfichage au premier dispositif de réseau, pour mettre en oeuvre une connexion entre la première PHY et le premier dispositif de réseau ;
    le dispositif de réseau indépendant est connecté au second dispositif de réseau au moyen d'un autre dispositif de réseau indépendant, pour mettre en oeuvre une connexion entre la deuxième PHY et le second dispositif de réseau ;
    l'envoi (230), par le dispositif de réseau indépendant, d'un deuxième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation à un second dispositif de réseau connecté à la deuxième PHY consiste à :

    envoyer, par le dispositif de réseau indépendant, le deuxième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation au second dispositif de réseau au moyen de l'autre dispositif de réseau indépendant ; et

    la réception, par le dispositif de réseau indépendant, d'un troisième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation renvoyé par le second dispositif de réseau consiste à :
    recevoir, par le dispositif de réseau indépendant au moyen de l'autre dispositif de réseau indépendant, le troisième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation renvoyé par le second dispositif de réseau.


     
    4. Procédé selon la revendication 3, dans lequel l'envoi, par le dispositif de réseau indépendant, du deuxième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation au second dispositif de réseau au moyen de l'autre dispositif de réseau indépendant, consiste à :

    envoyer, par le dispositif de réseau indépendant, un quatrième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation à une troisième PHY située dans l'autre dispositif de réseau indépendant, et après le changement par l'autre dispositif de réseau indépendant d'un mode de négociation d'une quatrième PHY située dans l'autre dispositif de réseau indépendant pour le mode d'auto-négociation, envoyer un cinquième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation au second dispositif de réseau au moyen de la quatrième PHY ; et

    la réception, par le dispositif de réseau indépendant au moyen de l'autre dispositif de réseau indépendant, du troisième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation renvoyé par le second dispositif de réseau, consiste à :
    recevoir, par le dispositif de réseau indépendant, un sixième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation renvoyé par la troisième PHY située dans l'autre dispositif de réseau indépendant, le sixième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation étant renvoyé par la troisième PHY au dispositif de réseau indépendant après la réception, par l'autre dispositif de réseau indépendant, au niveau de la quatrième PHY, d'un septième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation renvoyé par le second dispositif de réseau, et le changement d'un mode de négociation de la troisième PHY pour le mode d'auto-négociation.


     
    5. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 4, consistant en outre à :
    quand il est déterminé qu'une anomalie se produit entre la première PHY et le premier dispositif de réseau, contrôler, par le dispositif de réseau indépendant, la deuxième PHY pour envoyer un flux anormal au second dispositif de réseau, le flux anormal étant utilisé pour indiquer que l'anomalie se produit entre la première PHY et le premier dispositif de réseau.
     
    6. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 5, dans lequel, après le changement (250) du mode de négociation de la première PHY du mode qui n'est pas d'auto-négociation au mode d'auto-négociation, le dispositif de réseau indépendant envoie un huitième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation au premier dispositif de réseau.
     
    7. Dispositif de réseau indépendant, comprenant :

    une unité de détermination (51), configurée pour déterminer qu'une première couche physique (PHY), située dans le dispositif de réseau indépendant, reçoit un premier flux de configuration d'auto-négociation envoyé par un premier dispositif de réseau connecté à la première PHY, le premier flux de configuration d'auto-négociation, qui est un premier code /C/, étant utilisé pour indiquer qu'un mode de négociation du premier dispositif de réseau envoyant le premier flux de configuration d'auto-négociation est un mode d'auto-négociation ;

    une unité de configuration (52), configurée pour changer un mode de négociation d'une deuxième PHY également située dans le dispositif de réseau indépendant d'un mode qui n'est pas d'auto-négociation au mode d'auto-négociation selon le premier flux de configuration d'auto-négociation qui est déterminé par l'unité de détermination (51) et qui est reçu par la première PHY,

    l'unité de détermination (51) étant en outre configurée pour : après la détermination du changement du mode de négociation de la deuxième PHY pour le mode d'auto-négociation, envoyer un deuxième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation, qui est un deuxième code /C/, à un second dispositif de réseau connecté à la deuxième PHY, et recevoir un troisième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation, qui est un troisième code /C/, renvoyé par le second dispositif de réseau ;

    l'unité de configuration (52) étant en outre configurée pour : après la détermination, par l'unité de détermination (51), que le troisième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation renvoyé par le second dispositif de réseau est reçu, changer un mode de négociation de la première PHY du mode qui n'est pas d'auto-négociation au mode d'auto-négociation ;

    le deuxième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation étant utilisé pour indiquer que le mode de négociation de la deuxième PHY est changé du mode qui n'est pas d'auto-négociation au mode d'auto-négociation, et le troisième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation étant utilisé pour indiquer qu'un mode de négociation du second dispositif de réseau envoyant le premier flux de configuration d'auto-négociation est un mode d'auto-négociation.


     
    8. Dispositif de réseau indépendant selon la revendication 7, le dispositif de réseau indépendant étant connecté par enfichage au premier dispositif de réseau, pour mettre en oeuvre une connexion entre la première PHY et le premier dispositif de réseau ; et le dispositif de réseau indépendant étant connecté au second dispositif de réseau par une connexion de communication distante, pour mettre en oeuvre une connexion entre la deuxième PHY et le second dispositif de réseau.
     
    9. Dispositif de réseau indépendant selon la revendication 7, le dispositif de réseau indépendant étant connecté par enfichage au premier dispositif de réseau, pour mettre en oeuvre une connexion entre la première PHY et le premier dispositif de réseau ;
    le dispositif de réseau indépendant étant connecté au second dispositif de réseau au moyen d'un autre dispositif de réseau indépendant, pour mettre en oeuvre une connexion entre la deuxième PHY et le second dispositif de réseau ; et
    lors de l'envoi, après la détermination du changement du mode de négociation de la deuxième PHY pour le mode d'auto-négociation, du deuxième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation au second dispositif de réseau connecté à la deuxième PHY, et de la réception du troisième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation renvoyé par le second dispositif de réseau, l'unité de détermination (51) étant spécifiquement configurée pour :
    après la détermination du changement du mode de négociation de la deuxième PHY pour le mode d'auto-négociation, envoyer, au moyen de l'autre dispositif de réseau indépendant, le deuxième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation au second dispositif de réseau connecté à la deuxième PHY, et recevoir le troisième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation qui est renvoyé par le second dispositif de réseau au moyen de l'autre dispositif de réseau indépendant.
     
    10. Dispositif de réseau indépendant selon la revendication 9, dans lequel l'envoi, par le dispositif de réseau indépendant, du deuxième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation au second dispositif de réseau au moyen de l'autre dispositif de réseau indépendant, consiste à :

    envoyer, par le dispositif de réseau indépendant, un quatrième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation à une troisième PHY située dans l'autre dispositif de réseau indépendant, et après le changement par l'autre dispositif de réseau indépendant d'un mode de négociation d'une quatrième PHY située dans l'autre dispositif de réseau indépendant pour le mode d'auto-négociation, envoyer un cinquième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation au second dispositif de réseau au moyen de la quatrième PHY ; et

    la réception, par le dispositif de réseau indépendant au moyen de l'autre dispositif de réseau indépendant, du troisième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation renvoyé par le second dispositif de réseau, consiste à :
    recevoir, par le dispositif de réseau indépendant, un sixième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation renvoyé par la troisième PHY située dans l'autre dispositif de réseau indépendant, le sixième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation étant renvoyé par la troisième PHY au dispositif de réseau indépendant après la réception, par l'autre dispositif de réseau indépendant, au niveau de la quatrième PHY, d'un septième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation renvoyé par le second dispositif de réseau, et le changement d'un mode de négociation de la troisième PHY pour le mode d'auto-négociation.


     
    11. Dispositif de réseau indépendant selon l'une quelconque des revendications 7 à 10, comprenant en outre :
    une unité de contrôle (53), configurée pour: quand l'unité de détermination (51) détermine qu'une anomalie se produit entre la première PHY et le premier dispositif de réseau, contrôler la deuxième PHY pour envoyer un flux anormal au second dispositif de réseau, le flux anormal étant utilisé pour indiquer que l'anomalie se produit entre la première PHY et le premier dispositif de réseau.
     
    12. Dispositif de réseau indépendant selon l'une quelconque des revendications 7 à 11, comprenant en outre : une unité d'envoi (54), configurée pour : après le changement, par l'unité de configuration (52), du mode de négociation de la première PHY du mode qui n'est pas d'auto-négociation au mode d'auto-négociation, envoyer un huitième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation au premier dispositif de réseau.
     
    13. Produit de programme informatique, comprenant un support non transitoire lisible par ordinateur sur lequel est stocké un code de programme pour un traitement de mode de négociation, le code de programme comprenant des instructions pour exécuter un procédé qui consiste à :

    déterminer, par un dispositif de réseau indépendant, qu'une première couche physique (PHY), située dans le dispositif de réseau indépendant, reçoit un premier flux de configuration d'auto-négociation, qui est un premier code /C/, envoyé par un premier dispositif de réseau connecté à la première PHY, le premier flux de configuration d'auto-négociation étant utilisé pour indiquer qu'un mode de négociation du premier dispositif de réseau envoyant le premier flux de configuration d'auto-négociation est un mode d'auto-négociation ;

    changer, par le dispositif de réseau indépendant, un mode de négociation d'une deuxième PHY également située dans le dispositif de réseau indépendant d'un mode qui n'est pas d'auto-négociation au mode d'auto-négociation selon le premier flux de configuration d'auto-négociation reçu par la première PHY ; et

    après la détermination du changement du mode de négociation de la deuxième PHY pour le mode d'auto-négociation, envoyer, par le dispositif de réseau indépendant, un deuxième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation, qui est un deuxième code /C/, à un second dispositif de réseau connecté à la deuxième PHY, et lors de la réception d'un troisième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation, qui est un troisième code /C/, renvoyé par le second dispositif de réseau, changer un mode de négociation de la première PHY du mode qui n'est pas d'auto-négociation au mode d'auto-négociation, le deuxième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation étant utilisé pour indiquer que le mode de négociation de la deuxième PHY est changé du mode qui n'est pas d'auto-négociation au mode d'auto-négociation, et le troisième flux de configuration d'auto-négociation étant utilisé pour indiquer qu'un mode de négociation du second dispositif de réseau envoyant le premier flux de configuration d'auto-négociation est un mode d'auto-négociation.


     




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