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Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL): RBridge Channel Support

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'TRILL: RBridge Channel Support' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-trill-rbridge-channel-08.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'TRILL: RBridge Channel Support'
  (draft-ietf-trill-rbridge-channel-08.txt) as Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the Transparent Interconnection of Lots
of Links Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Ralph Droms and Brian Haberman.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

Ballot Text

Technical Summary

The TRILL base protocol standard [RFC6325] provides for TRILL Data
messages and TRILL IS-IS messages.

This document specifies a general channel mechanism for the
transmission of other messages within an RBridge campus, such as BFD
(Bidirectional Forwarding Detection, [RFC5880]) and error messages,
RBridges and end stations that are directly connected on the same
link and between RBridges. This mechanism supports a requirement to
be able to operate with minimal configuration.

Working Group Summary

There was consensus in the working group in favor of the document.

Document Quality

The document has been carefully reviewed in the WG and by the document
shepherd. There are currently no known implementations of the channel
mechanism, but BFD and error reporting will drive their implementation.


Who is the Document Shepherd?

Erik Nordmark

Who is the Responsible Area Director?

Ralph Droms

RFC Editor Note