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TRILL: RBridge Channel Tunnel Protocol

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (trill WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Donald E. Eastlake 3rd , Yizhou Li
Last updated 2013-11-13 (Latest revision 2013-10-21)
Replaced by draft-ietf-trill-channel-tunnel
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state Adopted by a WG
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-trill-channel-tunnel
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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The IETF TRILL (Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links) protocol includes an optional mechanism, called RBridge Channel, for the transmission of typed messages between TRILL switches in the same campus and between TRILL switches and end stations on the same link. This document specifies optional extensions to RBridge Channel that provides three facilities: (1) A mechanism to send such messages between a TRILL switch and an end station in either direction, or between two end stations, when the two devices are in the same campus but not on the same link; (2) A method to support security facilities for RBridge Channel messages; and (3) A method to tunnel a variety of payload types by encapsulating them in an RBridge Channel message.


Donald E. Eastlake 3rd
Yizhou Li

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