Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL): End Station Address Distribution Information (ESADI) Protocol, September 2014
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- RFC 6325
- H. Zhai
D. Eastlake 3rd
- trill (int)
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The IETF TRILL (Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links) protocol provides least-cost pair-wise data forwarding without configuration in multi-hop networks with arbitrary topologies and link technologies. TRILL supports multipathing of both unicast and multicast traffic. Devices that implement the TRILL protocol are called TRILL switches or RBridges (Routing Bridges).
ESADI (End Station Address Distribution Information) is an optional protocol by which a TRILL switch can communicate, in a Data Label (VLAN or fine-grained label) scoped way, end station address and reachability information to TRILL switches participating in ESADI for the relevant Data Label. This document updates RFC 6325, specifically the documentation of the ESADI protocol, and is not backwards compatible.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.