RFC 8384

Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL) Smart Endnodes, July 2018

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8384.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
R. Perlman
F. Hu
D. Eastlake 3rd
T. Liao
Stream:
IETF
Source:
trill (rtg)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8384

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Abstract

This document addresses the problem of the size and freshness of the endnode learning table in edge Routing Bridges (RBridges), by allowing endnodes to volunteer for endnode learning and encapsulation/decapsulation. Such an endnode is known as a "Smart Endnode". Only the attached edge RBridge can distinguish a "Smart Endnode" from a "normal endnode". The Smart Endnode uses the nickname of the attached edge RBridge, so this solution does not consume extra nicknames. The solution also enables endnodes that are Fine-Grained Label (FGL) aware.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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