[rfc-dist] RFC 6981 on A Framework for IP and MPLS Fast Reroute Using Not-Via Addresses

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        RFC 6981

        Title:      A Framework for IP and 
                    MPLS Fast Reroute Using Not-Via Addresses 
        Author:     S. Bryant,
                    S. Previdi,
                    M. Shand
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       August 2013
        Mailbox:    stbryant at cisco.com, 
                    sprevidi at cisco.com, 
                    imc.shand at googlemail.com
        Pages:      34
        Characters: 79311
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-rtgwg-ipfrr-notvia-addresses-11.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6981.txt

This document presents an illustrative framework for providing fast
reroute in an IP or MPLS network through encapsulation and forwarding
to "not-via" addresses.  The general approach described here uses a
single level of encapsulation and could be used to protect unicast,
multicast, and LDP traffic against link, router, and shared risk
group failure, regardless of network topology and metrics.

The mechanisms presented in this document are purely illustrative of
the general approach and do not constitute a protocol specification.
The document represents a snapshot of the work of the Routing Area
Working Group at the time of publication and is published as a
document of record.  Further work is needed before implementation or

This document is a product of the Routing Area Working Group Working Group of the IETF.

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