OSPF Routing with Cross-Address Family MPLS Traffic Engineering Tunnels
draft-ietf-ospf-xaf-te-01

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OSPF                                                          A. Smirnov
Internet-Draft                                                 A. Retana
Updates: 5786 (if approved)                                    M. Barnes
Intended status: Standards Track                     Cisco Systems, Inc.
Expires: April 18, 2018                                 October 15, 2017

OSPF Routing with Cross-Address Family MPLS Traffic Engineering Tunnels
                       draft-ietf-ospf-xaf-te-01

Abstract

   When using Traffic Engineering (TE) in a dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 network
   the Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) TE Label Switched Paths
   (LSP) infrastructure may be duplicated, even if the destination IPv4
   and IPv6 addresses belong to the same remote router.  In order to
   achieve an integrated MPLS TE LSP infrastructure, OSPF routes must be
   computed over MPLS TE tunnels created using information propagated in
   another OSPF instance.  This is solved by advertising cross-address
   family (X-AF) OSPF TE information.

   This document describes an update to RFC5786 that allows for the easy
   identification of a router's local X-AF IP addresses.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Backward Compatibility  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   7.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7

1.  Introduction

   TE Extensions to OSPFv2 [RFC3630] and to OSPFv3 [RFC5329] have been
   described to support intra-area TE in IPv4 and IPv6 networks,
   respectively.  In both cases the TE database provides a tight
   coupling between the routed protocol and TE signaling information in
   it.  In other words, any use of the TE link state database is limited
   to IPv4 for OSPFv2 [RFC2328] and IPv6 for OSPFv3 [RFC5340].

   In a dual stack network it may be desirable to set up common MPLS TE
   LSPs to carry traffic destined to addresses from different address
   families on a router.  The use of common LSPs eases potential
   scalability and management concerns by halving the number of LSPs in
   the network.  Besides, it allows operators to group traffic based on
   business characteristics and/or applications or class of service, not
   constrained by the network protocol which carries it.

   For example, an LSP created based on MPLS TE information propagated
   by OSPFv2 instance can be defined to carry both IPv4 and IPv6
   traffic, instead of having both OSPFv2 and OSPFv3 to provision a
   separate LSP for each address family.  Even if in some cases the
   address family-specific traffic is to be separated, the calculation
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