Flexible Algorithm Definition Advertisement with BGP Link-State
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Inter-Domain Routing                                       K. Talaulikar
Internet-Draft                                                 P. Psenak
Intended status: Standards Track                           Cisco Systems
Expires: January 2, 2019                                    July 1, 2018

    Flexible Algorithm Definition Advertisement with BGP Link-State
                  draft-ketant-idr-bgp-ls-flex-algo-00

Abstract

   Flexible Algorithm is a solution that allows routing protocols (viz.
   OSPF and IS-IS) to compute paths over a network based on user-defined
   (and hence, flexible) constraints and metrics.  The computation is
   performed by routers participating in the specific network in a
   distribute manner using a Flex Algorithm definition.  This definition
   provisioned on one or more routers and propagated (viz.  OSPF and IS-
   IS flooding) through the network.

   BGP Link-State (BGP-LS) enables the collection of various topology
   information from the network.  This draft defines extensions to BGP-
   LS address-family to advertise the Flexible Algorithm Definition as a
   part of the topology information from the network.

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  BGP-LS Extensions for Flex Algo Definition  . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  Flex Algo Exclude Any Affinity  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.2.  Flex Algo Include Any Affinity  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.3.  Flex Algo Include All Affinity  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   3.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   4.  Manageability Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.1.  Operational Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.2.  Management Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9

1.  Introduction

   IGP protocols (OSPF and IS-IS) traditionally compute best paths over
   the network based on the IGP metric assigned to the links.  Many
   network deployments use RSVP-TE [RFC3209] based or Segment Routing
   (SR) Policy [I-D.ietf-spring-segment-routing-policy] based solutions
   to enforce traffic over a path that is computed using different
   metrics or constraints than the shortest IGP path.
   [I-D.ietf-lsr-flex-algo] defines the Flexible Algorithm solution that
   allows IGPs themselves to compute constraint based paths over the
   network.

   Flexible Algorithm is called so as it allows a user the flexibility
   to define

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   o  the type of calculation to be used (e.g. shortest path)

   o  the metric type to be used (e.g.  IGP metric or TE metric)
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