Resilient MPLS Rings
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MPLS WG                                                      K. Kompella
Internet-Draft                                    Juniper Networks, Inc.
Intended status: Standards Track                            L. Contreras
Expires: September 12, 2017                                   Telefonica
                                                          March 11, 2017

                          Resilient MPLS Rings
                         draft-ietf-mpls-rmr-04

Abstract

   This document describes the use of the MPLS control and data planes
   on ring topologies.  It describes the special nature of rings, and
   proceeds to show how MPLS can be effectively used in such topologies.
   It describes how MPLS rings are configured, auto-discovered and
   signaled, as well as how the data plane works.  Companion documents
   describe the details of discovery and signaling for specific
   protocols.

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Motivation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Theory of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  Provisioning  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.2.  Ring Nodes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.3.  Ring Links and Directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       3.3.1.  Express Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.4.  Ring LSPs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.5.  Installing Primary LFIB Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.6.  Installing FRR LFIB Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.7.  Protection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   4.  Autodiscovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.1.  Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.2.  Ring Announcement Phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.3.  Mastership Phase  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.4.  Ring Identification Phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     4.5.  Ring Changes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   5.  Ring Signaling  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   6.  Ring OAM  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   8.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     10.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     10.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13

1.  Introduction
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