[rfc-dist] RFC 3768 on Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

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        RFC 3768

        Title:      Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
        Author(s):  R. Hinden, Ed.
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       April 2004
        Mailbox:    bob.hinden at nokia.com
        Pages:      27
        Characters: 59969
        Obsoletes:  2338

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-vrrp-spec-v2-10.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3768.txt

This memo defines the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP).
VRRP specifies an election protocol that dynamically assigns
responsibility for a virtual router to one of the VRRP routers on a
LAN.  The VRRP router controlling the IP address(es) associated with
a virtual router is called the Master, and forwards packets sent to
these IP addresses.  The election process provides dynamic fail over
in the forwarding responsibility should the Master become
unavailable.  This allows any of the virtual router IP addresses on
the LAN to be used as the default first hop router by end-hosts.  The
advantage gained from using VRRP is a higher availability default
path without requiring configuration of dynamic routing or router
discovery protocols on every end-host.

This document is a product of the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Draft Standard Protocol.

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the
"Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the
standardization state and status of this protocol.  Distribution
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