OSPF Extensions for BIER
draft-ietf-bier-ospf-bier-extensions-07

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OSPF                                                      P. Psenak, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                  N. Kumar
Intended status: Standards Track                            IJ. Wijnands
Expires: January 4, 2018                                           Cisco
                                                             A. Dolganow
                                                                   Nokia
                                                           T. Przygienda
                                                                J. Zhang
                                                  Juniper Networks, Inc.
                                                               S. Aldrin
                                                            Google, Inc.
                                                            July 3, 2017

                        OSPF Extensions for BIER
              draft-ietf-bier-ospf-bier-extensions-07.txt

Abstract

   Bit Index Explicit Replication (BIER) is an architecture that
   provides multicast forwarding through a "BIER domain" without
   requiring intermediate routers to maintain multicast related per-flow
   state.  Neither does BIER require an explicit tree-building protocol
   for its operation.  A multicast data packet enters a BIER domain at a
   "Bit-Forwarding Ingress Router" (BFIR), and leaves the BIER domain at
   one or more "Bit-Forwarding Egress Routers" (BFERs).  The BFIR router
   adds a BIER header to the packet.  Such header contains a bit-string
   in which each bit represents exactly one BFER to forward the packet
   to.  The set of BFERs to which the multicast packet needs to be
   forwarded is expressed by the according set of bits set in BIER
   packet header.

   This document describes the OSPF protocol extension required for BIER
   with MPLS encapsulation.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Flooding of the BIER Information in OSPF  . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  BIER Sub-TLV  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  BIER MPLS Encapsulation Sub-TLV . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.3.  Optional BIER Tree Type Sub-TLV . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.4.  Optional BIER sub-domain BSL conversion Sub-TLV . . . . .   6
     2.5.  Flooding scope of BIER Information  . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   3.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   5.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8

1.  Introduction

   Bit Index Explicit Replication (BIER) is an architecture that
   provides optimal multicast forwarding through a "BIER domain" without
   requiring intermediate routers to maintain any multicast related per-
   flow state.  Neither does BIER explicitly require a tree-building
   protocol for its operation.  A multicast data packet enters a BIER
   domain at a "Bit-Forwarding Ingress Router" (BFIR), and leaves the
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