Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) Inter-FE Logical Functional Block (LFB)
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: "IETF-Announce" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com, "The IESG" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Protocol Action: 'ForCES Inter-FE LFB' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-forces-interfelfb-06.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'ForCES Inter-FE LFB' (draft-ietf-forces-interfelfb-06.txt) as Proposed Standard This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Alia Atlas. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-forces-interfelfb/
Technical Summary This document describes extending the ForCES LFB topology across FEs i.e inter-FE connectivity without needing any changes to the ForCES specification by defining the Inter-FE LFB. The Inter-FE LFB provides ability to pass data, metadata and exceptions across FEs. The document describes a generic way to transport the mentioned details but focuses on ethernet transport. Working Group Summary This is the last document remaining from the FORCES working group that closed over a year ago. At that time, there was support. "The document is straightforward, and there was no difficulty in coming to consensus on all points described. There were discussion between a couple of members of the working group, but all issues have been addressed prior to this document being accepted as a working group document without any consensus issues. At least one implementation has validated the features described in the document. There were no issues reported during the last call and therefore we believe the working group is solidly behind this document. " Document Quality There is at least one implementation that has validated the features described in the document. At least one vendor has implemented the specification. I believe this is the implementation in Linux. Personnel The Document Shepherd is Evangelos Haleplidis and the Responsible Area Director is Alia Atlas.