TRILL (Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links): ESADI (End Station Address Distribution Information) Protocol
draft-ietf-trill-esadi-03

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TRILL Working Group                                         Hongjun Zhai
INTERNET-DRAFT                                                Fangwei Hu
Intended status: Proposed Standard                                   ZTE
Updates: 6325                                              Radia Perlman
                                                              Intel Labs
                                                         Donald Eastlake
                                                                  Huawei
                                                             Olen Stokes
                                                        Extreme Networks
Expires: January 14, 2014                                  July 15, 2013

         TRILL (Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links):
     ESADI (End Station Address Distribution Information) Protocol
                    <draft-ietf-trill-esadi-03.txt>

Abstract

   The IETF TRILL (Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links)
   protocol provides least cost pair-wise data forwarding without
   configuration in multi-hop networks with arbitrary topologies and
   link technologies.  TRILL supports multi-pathing of both unicast and
   multicast traffic.  Devices that implement the TRILL protocol are
   called TRILL Switches or RBridges (Routing Bridges).

   ESADI (End Station Address Distribution Information) is an optional
   protocol by which a TRILL switch can communicate, in a Data Label
   (VLAN or Fine Grained Label) scoped way, end station addresses and
   other information to TRILL switches participating in ESADI for the
   relevant Data Label.  This document updates RFC 6325, specifically
   the documentation of the ESADI protocol.

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H. Zhai, et al                                                  [Page 1]
INTERNET-DRAFT                                              TRILL: ESADI

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H. Zhai, et al                                                  [Page 2]
INTERNET-DRAFT                                              TRILL: ESADI

Table of Contents

      1. Introduction............................................4
      1.1 Content and Precedence.................................5
      1.2 Terminology............................................5

      2. ESADI Protocol Overview.................................6
      2.1 ESADI Virtual Link.....................................9
      2.2 ESADI Neighbor Determination..........................10
      2.3 ESADI Payloads........................................10

      3. ESADI DRB Determination................................12

      4. ESADI PDU processing...................................13
      4.1 Unicasting ESADI PDUs.................................13
      4.2 General Transmission of ESADI PDUs....................14
      4.3 General Receipt of ESADI PDUs.........................14
      4.4 Details of Receiving and Sending ESADI PDUs...........15
      4.4.1 ESADI-CSNP Receipt..................................15
      4.4.2 ESADI-PSNP Receipt..................................16
      4.4.3 ESADI-LSP Receipt...................................16
      4.4.4 Passage of Time.....................................16
      4.4.5 Neighbor Appearance.................................16

      5. End Station Addresses..................................18
      5.1 Learning Confidence Level.............................18
      5.2 Forgetting End Station Addresses......................18
      5.3 Duplicate MAC Address.................................18

      6. ESADI-LSP Contents.....................................21
      6.1 ESADI Parameter Data..................................21
      6.2 MAC Reachability TLV..................................22
      6.3 Default Authentication................................23

      7. IANA Considerations....................................24
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