TRILL: Vendor Specific TRILL Channel Protocol

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (candidate for trill WG)
Authors Donald Eastlake  , Li Yizhou  , Hao Weiguo  , Ayan Banerjee 
Last updated 2018-01-14
Replaced by RFC 8381
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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The IETF TRILL (TRansparent Interconnection of Lots of Links) protocol is implemented by devices called TRILL switches or RBridges (Routing Bridges). TRILL includes a general mechanism, called RBridge Channel, for the transmission of typed messages between RBridges in the same campus and between RBridges and end stations on the same link. This document specifies a method to send vendor specific messages over the RBridge Channel facility.


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Hao Weiguo (
Ayan Banerjee (

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