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IS-IS Registry Extension for Purges
RFC 6233

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                             T. Li
Request for Comments: 6233                                   L. Ginsberg
Updates: 3563, 5304, 5310                            Cisco Systems, Inc.
Category: Standards Track                                       May 2011
ISSN: 2070-1721

                  IS-IS Registry Extension for Purges

Abstract

   IANA maintains the "IS-IS TLV Codepoints" registry.  This registry
   documents which TLVs can appear in different types of IS-IS Protocol
   Data Units (PDUs), but does not document which TLVs can be found in
   zero Remaining Lifetime Link State PDUs (LSPs), a.k.a. purges.  This
   document extends the existing registry to record the set of TLVs that
   are permissible in purges and updates the rules for generating and
   processing purges in the presence of authentication.  This document
   updates RFC 3563, RFC 5304, and RFC 5310.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6233.

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Li & Ginsberg                Standards Track                    [Page 1]
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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2
      1.1. Requirements Language ......................................2
   2. Registry Changes ................................................2
   3. Purges and Authentication .......................................3
   4. IANA Considerations .............................................3
   5. Security Considerations .........................................3
   6. Normative References ............................................4

1.  Introduction

   The IS-IS [ISO-10589] routing protocol maintains a link state
   database of the topology of its routing domain by flooding a set of
   Link State Protocol Data Units (LSPs).  When the protocol no longer
   needs the information stored in an LSP, it uses the purge mechanism
   to cause the Intermediate Systems (ISs) in its domain to discard the
   information contained in the LSP.  The process for generating purges
   can be found in Section 7.3.16.4 of [ISO-10589].  This process
   retains only the LSP header, discarding any TLVs that had been
   carried within the LSP.

   Subsequent enhancements to IS-IS, such as [RFC5304] [RFC5310], amend
   the process of generating a purge and allow the inclusion of certain
   TLVs in purges.

1.1.  Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

2.  Registry Changes

   This document extends the current "IS-IS TLV Codepoints" registry,
   defined in [RFC3563], to record the set of TLVs that MAY be found in
   purges.  All other TLVs MUST NOT appear in purges.  This will serve
   as an aid to subsequent documents, which can then refer to the
   registry as the definitive list of the TLVs allowed in purges.  This
   will also act as an aid to implementers, providing them with an
   easily accessible compendium of allowable TLVs.

   The purge status defined for a given TLV applies to all sub-TLVs
   defined for that TLV.

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