Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL): ARP and Neighbor Discovery (ND) Optimization, January 2018
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- Y. Li
D. Eastlake 3rd
- trill (rtg)
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This document describes mechanisms to optimize the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) and Neighbor Discovery (ND) traffic in a Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL) campus. TRILL switches maintain a cache of IP / Media Access Control (MAC) address / Data Label bindings that are learned from ARP/ND requests and responses that pass through them. In many cases, this cache allows an edge Routing Bridge (RBridge) to avoid flooding an ARP/ND request by either responding to it directly or encapsulating it and unicasting it. Such optimization reduces packet flooding over a TRILL campus.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.