Propagation of ARP/ND Flags in EVPN
draft-ietf-bess-evpn-na-flags-04

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BESS Workgroup                                           J. Rabadan, Ed.
Internet Draft                                              S. Sathappan
                                                              K. Nagaraj
Intended status: Standards Track                                   Nokia

                                                                  W. Lin
                                                                 Juniper

Expires: January 4, 2020                                    July 3, 2019

                  Propagation of ARP/ND Flags in EVPN
                    draft-ietf-bess-evpn-na-flags-04

Abstract

   An EVPN MAC/IP Advertisement route can optionally carry an IPv4 or
   IPv6 addresses associated with a MAC address. Remote PEs can use this
   information to reply locally (act as proxy) to IPv4 ARP requests and
   IPv6 Neighbor Solicitation messages and reduce/suppress the flooding
   produced by the Address Resolution procedure. The information
   conveyed in the MAC/IP route may not be enough for the remote PE to
   reply to local ARP or ND requests. For example, if a PE learns an
   IPv6->MAC ND entry via EVPN, the PE would not know if that particular
   IPv6->MAC pair belongs to a host, a router or a host with an anycast
   address, as this information is not carried in the MAC/IP route
   advertisements. Similarly, other information relevant to the IP->MAC
   ARP/ND entries may be needed. This document defines an extended
   community that is advertised along with an EVPN MAC/IP Advertisement
   route and carries information relevant to the ARP/ND resolution, so
   that an EVPN PE implementing a proxy-ARP/ND function can reply to ARP
   Requests or Neighbor Solicitations with the correct information.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.1 Terminology and Conventions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2. The EVPN ARP/ND Extended Community  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   3. Use of the EVPN ARP/ND Extended Community . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   4. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   5. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   6. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     6.1. Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     6.2. Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   7. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

 

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1. Introduction

   An EVPN MAC/IP Advertisement route can optionally carry an IPv4 or
   IPv6 addresses associated with a MAC address. Remote PEs can use this
   information to reply locally (act as proxy) to IPv4 ARP requests and
   IPv6 Neighbor Solicitation messages and reduce/suppress the flooding
   produced by the Address Resolution procedure. The information
   conveyed in the MAC/IP route may not be enough for the remote PE to
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