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Flowspec Indirection-id Redirect

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (idr WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Gunter Van de Velde , Keyur Patel , Zhenbin Li
Last updated 2023-05-28 (Latest revision 2022-11-24)
Replaces draft-vandevelde-idr-flowspec-path-redirect
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state WG Document
Other - see Comment Log
Document shepherd Susan Hares
Shepherd write-up Show Last changed 2019-08-21
IESG IESG state Expired
Consensus boilerplate Yes
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This document defines a new extended community known as "FlowSpec Redirect to indirection-id Extended Community". This extended community triggers advanced redirection capabilities to flowspec clients. When activated, this flowspec extended community is used by a flowspec client to retrieve the corresponding next-hop and encoding information within a localised indirection-id mapping table. The functionality detailed in this document allows a network controller to decouple the BGP flowspec redirection instruction from the operation of the available paths.


Gunter Van de Velde
Keyur Patel
Zhenbin Li

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