LISP Generic Protocol Extension
draft-ietf-lisp-gpe-03

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Internet Engineering Task Force                            F. Maino, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                     Cisco
Intended status: Standards Track                                J. Lemon
Expires: October 7, 2018                                        Broadcom
                                                              P. Agarwal
                                                                Innovium
                                                                D. Lewis
                                                                M. Smith
                                                                   Cisco
                                                           April 5, 2018

                    LISP Generic Protocol Extension
                         draft-ietf-lisp-gpe-03

Abstract

   This document describes extending the Locator/ID Separation Protocol
   (LISP) Data-Plane, via changes to the LISP header, to support multi-
   protocol encapsulation.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.2.  Definition of Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  LISP Header Without Protocol Extensions . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Generic Protocol Extension for LISP (LISP-GPE)  . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Backward Compatibility  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.1.  Use of "Multiple Data-Planes" LCAF to Determine ETR
           Capabilities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.2.  Type of Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.3.  VLAN Identifier (VID) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   7.  Acknowledgements and Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8

1.  Introduction

   LISP Data-Plane, as defined in in [I-D.ietf-lisp-rfc6830bis], defines
   an encapsulation format that carries IPv4 or IPv6 (henceforth
   referred to as IP) packets in a LISP header and outer UDP/IP
   transport.

   The LISP Data-Plane header does not specify the protocol being
   encapsulated and therefore is currently limited to encapsulating only
   IP packet payloads.  Other protocols, most notably VXLAN [RFC7348]
   (which defines a similar header format to LISP), are used to
   encapsulate L2 protocols such as Ethernet.

   This document defines an extension for the LISP header, as defined in
   [I-D.ietf-lisp-rfc6830bis], to indicate the inner protocol, enabling
   the encapsulation of Ethernet, IP or any other desired protocol all
   the while ensuring compatibility with existing LISP deployments.

   A flag in the LISP header, called the P-bit, is used to signal the
   presence of the 8-bit Next Protocol field.  The Next Protocol field,
   when present, uses 8 bits of the field allocated to the echo-noncing
   and map-versioning features.  The two features are still available,
   albeit with a reduced length of Nonce and Map-Version.
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