IS-IS Minimum Remaining Lifetime

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (isis WG)
Authors Les Ginsberg  , Paul Wells  , Stefano Previdi  , Bruno Decraene  , Tony Przygienda  , Hannes Gredler 
Last updated 2016-02-01 (latest revision 2015-07-31)
Replaced by RFC 7987
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Corruption of the Remainining Lifetime Field in a Link State PDU can go undetected. In certain scenarios this may cause or exacerbate flooding storms. It is also a possible denial of service attack vector. This document defines a backwards compatible solution to this problem.


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