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Generic Protocol Extension for VXLAN (VXLAN-GPE)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (nvo3 WG)
Authors Fabio Maino , Larry Kreeger , Uri Elzur
Last updated 2022-03-26 (Latest revision 2021-09-22)
Replaces draft-quinn-vxlan-gpe
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Informational
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This document describes extending Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VXLAN), via changes to the VXLAN header, with four new capabilities: support for multi-protocol encapsulation, support for operations, administration and maintenance (OAM) signaling, support for ingress-replicated BUM Traffic (i.e. Broadcast, Unknown unicast, or Multicast), and explicit versioning. New protocol capabilities can be introduced via shim headers.


Fabio Maino
Larry Kreeger
Uri Elzur

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