Making Route Servers Aware of Data Link Failures at IXPs
draft-ietf-idr-rs-bfd-03

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Network Working Group                                            R. Bush
Internet-Draft                                 Internet Initiative Japan
Intended status: Standards Track                                 J. Haas
Expires: January 4, 2018                                      J. Scudder
                                                  Juniper Networks, Inc.
                                                               A. Nipper
                                                                 T. King
                                                  DE-CIX Management GmbH
                                                            July 3, 2017

        Making Route Servers Aware of Data Link Failures at IXPs
                        draft-ietf-idr-rs-bfd-03

Abstract

   When BGP route servers are used, the data plane is not congruent with
   the control plane.  Therefore, peers at an Internet exchange can lose
   data connectivity without the control plane being aware of it, and
   packets are lost.  This document proposes the use of a newly defined
   BGP Subsequent Address Family Identifier (SAFI) both to allow the
   route server to request its clients use BFD to track data plane
   connectivity to their peers' addresses, and for the clients to signal
   that connectivity state back to the route server.

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" are to
   be interpreted as described in [RFC2119] only when they appear in all
   upper case.  They may also appear in lower or mixed case as English
   words, without normative meaning.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Next Hop Validation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.1.  ReachAsk  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.2.  LocReach  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.3.  ReachTell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.4.  NHIB  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Advertising NH-Reach state in BGP . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Client Procedures for NH-Reach Changes  . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   7.  Recommendations for Using BFD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   8.  Other Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   10. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   11. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     11.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     11.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Appendix A.  Summary of Document Changes  . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11

1.  Introduction

   In configurations (typically Internet Exchange Points (IXPs)) where
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