An Optional Encoding of the BIFT-id Field in the non-MPLS BIER Encapsulation
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|Authors||IJsbrand Wijnands , Mankamana Prasad Mishra , Xiaohu Xu , Hooman Bidgoli|
|Last updated||2021-05-30 (Latest revision 2020-11-26)|
|RFC stream||Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)|
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|Stream||WG state||WG Document|
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Bit Index Explicit Replication (BIER) is an architecture that provides optimal multicast forwarding through a "multicast domain", without requiring intermediate routers to maintain any per-flow state or to engage in an explicit tree-building protocol. The Multicast packet is encapsulated using a BIER Header and transported through an MPLS or non-MPLS network. When MPLS is used as the transport, the Bit Indexed Forwarding Table (BIFT) is identified by a MPLS Label. When non-MPLS transport is used, the BIFT is identified by a 20bit value. This document describes one way of encoding the 20bit value.
Mankamana Prasad Mishra
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