TRILL Smart Endnodes
draft-ietf-trill-smart-endnodes-06

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TRILL WG                                                  Radia. Perlman
Internet-Draft                                           EMC Corporation
Intended status: Standards Track                             Fangwei. Hu
Expires: February 3, 2018                                ZTE Corporation
                                                    Donald. Eastlake 3rd
                                                       Huawei technology
                                                      Kesava. Krupakaran
                                                                    Dell
                                                              Ting. Liao
                                                          August 2, 2017

                          TRILL Smart Endnodes
                 draft-ietf-trill-smart-endnodes-06.txt

Abstract

   This draft addresses the problem of the size and freshness of the
   endnode learning table in edge RBridges, by allowing endnodes to
   volunteer for endnode learning and encapsulation/decapsulation.  Such
   an endnode is known as a "Smart Endnode".  Only the attached edge
   RBridge can distinguish a "Smart Endnode" from a "normal endnode".
   The smart endnode uses the nickname of the attached edge RBridge, so
   this solution does not consume extra nicknames.  The solution also
   enables Fine Grained Label aware endnodes.

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Perlman, et al.         Expires February 3, 2018                [Page 1]
Internet-Draft            TRILL Smart Endnodes               August 2017

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Solution Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Smart-Hello Mechanism between Smart Endnode and RBridge . . .   5
     4.1.  Smart-Hello Encapsulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.2.  Edge RBridge's Smart-Hello  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.3.  Smart Endnode's Smart-Hello . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   5.  Data Packet Processing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.1.  Data Packet Processing for Smart Endnode  . . . . . . . .   8
     5.2.  Data Packet Processing for Edge RBridge . . . . . . . . .   9
   6.  Multi-homing Scenario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   9.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     10.1.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     10.2.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14

1.  Introduction

   The IETF TRILL (Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links)
   protocol [RFC6325] [RFC7780] provides optimal pair-wise data frame
   forwarding without configuration, safe forwarding even during periods
   of temporary loops, and support for multipathing of both unicast and
   multicast traffic.  TRILL accomplishes this by using IS-IS [IS-IS]
   [RFC7176] link state routing and encapsulating traffic using a header
   that includes a hop count.  Devices that implement TRILL are called
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