[rfc-dist] RFC 6836 on Locator/ID Separation Protocol Alternative Logical Topology (LISP+ALT)

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        RFC 6836

        Title:      Locator/ID Separation Protocol Alternative Logical 
                    Topology (LISP+ALT) 
        Author:     V. Fuller, D. Farinacci,
                    D. Meyer, D. Lewis
        Status:     Experimental
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       January 2013
        Mailbox:    vaf at vaf.net, 
                    farinacci at gmail.com, 
                    dmm at 1-4-5.net,
                    darlewis at cisco.com
        Pages:      25
        Characters: 62093
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-lisp-alt-11.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6836.txt

This document describes a simple distributed index system to be used
by a Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) Ingress Tunnel Router
(ITR) or Map-Resolver (MR) to find the Egress Tunnel Router (ETR)
that holds the mapping information for a particular Endpoint
Identifier (EID).  The MR can then query that ETR to obtain the
actual mapping information, which consists of a list of Routing
Locators (RLOCs) for the EID.  Termed the Alternative Logical
Topology (ALT), the index is built as an overlay network on the
public Internet using the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and Generic
Routing Encapsulation (GRE).  This document defines an Experimental 
Protocol for the Internet community.

This document is a product of the Locator/ID Separation Protocol Working Group of the IETF.

EXPERIMENTAL: This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the
Internet community.  It does not specify an Internet standard of any
kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
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