RFC 7978

Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL): RBridge Channel Header Extension, September 2016

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7978.txt
File formats:
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Updates:
RFC 7178
Authors:
D. Eastlake 3rd
M. Umair
Y. Li
Stream:
IETF
Source:
trill (rtg)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC7978

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Abstract

The IETF TRILL (Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links) protocol includes an optional mechanism (specified in RFC 7178) called RBridge Channel for the transmission of typed messages between TRILL switches in the same campus and the transmission of such messages between TRILL switches and end stations on the same link. This document specifies extensions to the RBridge Channel protocol header to support two features as follows: (1) a standard method to tunnel payloads whose type can be indicated by Ethertype through encapsulation in RBridge Channel messages; and (2) a method to support security facilities for RBridge Channel messages. This document updates RFC 7178.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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