Layer 3 Discovery and Liveness

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (lsvr WG)
Authors Randy Bush  , Rob Austein  , Keyur Patel 
Last updated 2020-05-05 (latest revision 2019-11-02)
Replaces draft-ietf-lsvr-lsoe
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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In Massive Data Centers, BGP-SPF and similar routing protocols are used to build topology and reachability databases. These protocols need to discover IP Layer 3 attributes of links, such as logical link IP encapsulation abilities, IP neighbor address discovery, and link liveness. This Layer 3 Discovery and Liveness protocol collects these data, which may then be disseminated using BGP-SPF and similar protocols.


Randy Bush (
Rob Austein (
Keyur Patel (

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