BIER-TE Ping and Trace

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Authors Ran Chen  , Greg Mirsky  , Shaofu Peng 
Last updated 2019-08-30 (latest revision 2019-02-26)
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Bit Index Explicit Replication (BIER)-TE shares architecture and packet formats with BIER-TE forwards and replicates packets based on a BitString in the packet header, but every BitPosition of the BitString of a BIER-TE packet indicates one or more adjacencies. This document describes the mechanism and basic BIER-TE OAM packet format that can be used to perform Ping and Traceroute on the BIER-TE network.


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