BIER BFD
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BIER WG                                                       Fangwei Hu
Internet-Draft                                               Greg Mirsky
Intended status: Standards Track                              Quan Xiong
Expires: January 31, 2019                                ZTE Corporation
                                                               Chang Liu
                                                            China Unicom
                                                           July 30, 2018

                                BIER BFD
                        draft-hu-bier-bfd-01.txt

Abstract

   Point to multipoint (P2MP) BFD is designed to verify multipoint
   connectivity.  This document specifies the support of P2MP BFD in
   BIER network.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Conventions used in this document . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     2.1.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  BIER BFD Encapsulation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Bootstrapping BIER BFD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     4.1.  One-hop Bootstrapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     4.2.  Multi-hop Bootstrapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Discriminators and Packet Demultiplexing  . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   7.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

1.  Introduction

   Bit Index Explicit Replication(BIER)[RFC8279] provides optimal
   forwarding of multicast data packets through a multicast domain.  It
   does so without requiring any explicit tree-building protocol and
   without requiring intermediate nodes to maintain any per-flow state.

   [I-D.ietf-bfd-multipoint] defines a method of using Bidirectional
   Detection(BFD) to monitor and detect unicast failures between the
   sender (head) and one or more receivers (tails) in multipoint or
   multicast networks.

   This document describes the procedures for using such mode of BFD
   protocol to verify multipoint or multicast connectivity between a
   multipoint sender (the "head", Bit-Forwarding Ingress Routers(BFIRs))
   and a set of one or more multipoint receivers (the"tails", Bit-
   Forwarding Egress Routers(BFERs)).  The BIER BFD only supports the
   unidirectional multicast.  This document defines use of the point-to-
   multipoint BFD for BIER domain.

2.  Conventions used in this document

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2.1.  Terminology

   This document uses the acronyms defined in [RFC8279] along with the
   following:

   BFD: Bidirectional Forwarding Detection.

   NLPID: Network Layer Protocol Identifier.

   OAM: Operations, Administration, and Maintenance.

   P2MP: Point to Multi-Point.

2.2.  Requirements Language
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