Segment Routing Path MTU in BGP
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Interdomain Routing Working Group                                  C. Li
Internet-Draft                                                     Z. Li
Intended status: Standards Track                     Huawei Technologies
Expires: June 30, 2019                                 December 27, 2018

                    Segment Routing Path MTU in BGP
                   draft-li-idr-sr-policy-path-mtu-01

Abstract

   Segment routing is a source routing paradigm that explicitly
   indicates the forwarding path for packets at the ingress node.  An SR
   policy is a set of candidate SR paths consisting of one or more
   segment lists with necessary path attributes.  However, the path
   maximum transmission unit (MTU) information for SR path is not
   available in the SR policy since the SR does not require signaling.
   This document defines extensions to BGP to distribute path MTU
   information within SR policies.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  SR Policy for Path MTU  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  SR Path MTU Sub-TLV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Operations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7

1.  Introduction

   Segment routing (SR) [RFC8402] is a source routing paradigm that
   explicitly indicates the forwarding path for packets at the ingress
   node.  The ingress node steers packets into a specific path according
   to the Segment Routing Policy ( SR Policy) as defined in
   [I-D.ietf-spring-segment-routing-policy].  For distributing SR
   policies to the headend, [I-D.ietf-idr-segment-routing-te-policy]
   specifies a mechanism by using BGP, and new sub-TLVs are defined for
   SR Policies in BGP UPDATE message.

   The maximum transmission unit (MTU) is the largest size packet or
   frame, in bytes, that can be sent in a network.  An MTU that is too
   large might cause retransmissions.  Too small an MTU might cause the
   router to send and handle relatively more header overhead and
   acknowledgments.  When an LSP is created across a set of links with
   different MTU sizes, the ingress router needs to know what the
   smallest MTU is on the LSP path.  If this MTU is larger than the MTU
   of one of the intermediate links, traffic might be dropped, because
   MPLS packets cannot be fragmented.  Also, the ingress router may not
   be aware of this type of traffic loss, because the control plane for
   the LSP would still function normally.  [RFC3209] specify the
   mechanism of MTU signaling in RSVP.

   However, the path maximum transmission unit (MTU) information for SR
   path is not available since the SR does not require signaling.  This
   document defines extensions to BGP to distribute path MTU information
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