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Making Route Servers Aware of Data Link Failures at IXPs
draft-ietf-idr-rs-bfd-01

The information below is for an old version of the document.
Document Type This is an older version of an Internet-Draft whose latest revision is Expired
Authors Randy Bush , Jeffrey Haas , John Scudder , Arnold Nipper , Thomas King
Last updated 2016-01-07 (Latest revision 2015-07-06)
Replaces draft-ymbk-idr-rs-bfd
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-ietf-idr-rs-bfd-01.txt

Abstract

When route servers are used, the data plane is not congruent with the control plane. Therefore, the peers on the Internet exchange can lose data connectivity without the control plane being aware of it, and packets are dropped on the floor. This document proposes the use of BFD between the two peering routers to detect a data plane failure, and then uses BGP next hop cost to signal the state of the data link to the route server(s).

Authors

Randy Bush
Jeffrey Haas
John Scudder
Arnold Nipper
Thomas King

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)