A Simplified Scalable ELAN Service Model with Segment Routing Underlay
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Authors Sami Boutros  , Siva Sivabalan  , Himanshu Shah  , Jim Uttaro  , Daniel Voyer  , Bin Wen  , Luay Jalil 
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BESS Workgroup                                           S. Boutros, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                         S. Sivabalan, Ed.
Intended status: Standards Track                                 H. Shah
Expires: May 6, 2021                                   Ciena Corporation
                                                               J. Uttaro
                                                                     ATT
                                                                D. Voyer
                                                             Bell Canada
                                                                  B. Wen
                                                                 Comcast
                                                                L. Jalil
                                                                 Verizon
                                                        November 2, 2020

 A Simplified Scalable ELAN Service Model with Segment Routing Underlay
              draft-boutros-bess-elan-services-over-sr-01

Abstract

   This document proposes a new approach for deploying Ethernet LAN
   (ELAN) services with an objective of achieving high scalability,
   faster network convergence, and reduced operational complexity.
   Furthermore, it naturally brings the benefits of All-Active
   multihoming as well as MAC learning in data-plane.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Control Plane Behavior  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.1.  Service discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.2.  All-Active Service Redundancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.3.  Mass service withdrawal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.4.  E-Tree Support  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Data Plane Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     5.1.  Unicast Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     5.2.  BUM Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.3.  Data Plane MAC learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       5.3.1.  Single Home CE  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       5.3.2.  Multi-Home CE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.4.  ARP suppression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.5.  Multi-pathing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.6.  E-Tree Support  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   6.  Benefits of ELAN over SR  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   9.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     10.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     10.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11

1.  Introduction

   Virtual Private LAN Service(VPLS) is based on Pseudo-Wire (PW)
   construct which identifies both the service type and the service
   termination node in both control and data planes.  RFCs 4761 and 4762
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