[rfc-dist] RFC 5303 on Three-Way Handshake for IS-IS Point-to-Point Adjacencies

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        RFC 5303

        Title:      Three-Way Handshake for IS-IS Point-to-Point 
        Author:     D. Katz, R. Saluja,
                    D. Eastlake 3rd
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       October 2008 
        Mailbox:    dkatz at juniper.net, 
                    rajesh.saluja at tenetindia.com, 
                    d3e3e3 at gmail.com
        Pages:      11
        Characters: 23203
        Obsoletes:  RFC3373

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-isis-rfc3373bis-01.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5303.txt

The IS-IS routing protocol (Intermediate System to Intermediate
System, ISO 10589) requires reliable protocols at the link layer for
point-to-point links.  As a result, it does not use a three-way
handshake when establishing adjacencies on point-to-point media.
This paper defines a backward-compatible extension to the protocol
that provides for a three-way handshake.  It is fully interoperable
with systems that do not support the extension.

Additionally, the extension allows the robust operation of more than
256 point-to-point links on a single router.

This extension has been implemented by multiple router vendors; this
paper is provided to the Internet community in order to allow
interoperable implementations to be built by other vendors.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the IS-IS for IP Internets Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: 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
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