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Deterministic Networking Architecture

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (candidate for detnet WG)
Authors Norman Finn , Pascal Thubert
Last updated 2016-09-02 (Latest revision 2016-08-18)
Replaced by RFC 8655
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Expired & archived
Stream WG state Call For Adoption By WG Issued
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-detnet-architecture
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Deterministic Networking (DetNet) provides a capability to carry specified unicast or multicast data flows for real-time applications with extremely low data loss rates and bounded latency. Techniques used include: 1) reserving data plane resources for individual (or aggregated) DetNet flows in some or all of the intermediate nodes (e.g. bridges or routers) along the path of the flow; 2) providing explicit routes for DetNet flows that do not rapidly change with the network topology; and 3) distributing data from DetNet flow packets over time and/or space to ensure delivery of each packet's data' in spite of the loss of a path. The capabilities can be managed by configuration, or by manual or automatic network management.


Norman Finn
Pascal Thubert

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