[rfc-dist] RFC 7586 on The Scalable Address Resolution Protocol (SARP) for Large Data Centers

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        RFC 7586

        Title:      The Scalable Address Resolution Protocol 
                    (SARP) for Large Data Centers 
        Author:     Y. Nachum, L. Dunbar,
                    I. Yerushalmi, T. Mizrahi
        Status:     Experimental
        Stream:     Independent
        Date:       June 2015
        Mailbox:    youval.nachum at gmail.com, 
                    ldunbar at huawei.com, 
                    yilan at marvell.com,
                    talmi at marvell.com
        Pages:      21
        Characters: 44538
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-nachum-sarp-11.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7586

        DOI:        http://dx.doi.org/10.17487/RFC7586

This document introduces the Scalable Address Resolution Protocol (SARP), an
architecture that uses proxy gateways to scale large data center
networks.  SARP is based on fast proxies that significantly reduce switches'
Filtering Database (FDB) table sizes and reduce impact of ARP and Neighbor
Discovery (ND) on network elements in an environment where hosts within one
subnet (or VLAN) can spread over various locations.  SARP is targeted for
massive data centers with a significant number of Virtual Machines (VMs) that
can move across various physical locations.

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.
Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

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