TRILL Distributed Layer 3 Gateway

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (trill WG)
Authors Hao Weiguo  , Li Yizhou  , Donald Eastlake  , Liang Xia  , Andrew Qu  , Muhammad Durrani 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2014-10-14)
Replaced by RFC 7956
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


Currently TRILL protocol provides optimal pair-wise data frame forwarding for layer 2 intra-subnet traffic but not for layer 3 inter-subnet traffic. A centralized gateway solution is typically used for layer 3 inter-subnet traffic forwarding but has following issues:


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