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Microloop prevention by introducing a local convergence delay

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (rtgwg WG)
Authors Stephane Litkowski , Bruno Decraene , Clarence Filsfils , Pierre Francois
Last updated 2015-10-14
Replaced by RFC 8333
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Stream WG state Adopted by a WG
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-rtgwg-uloop-delay
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This document describes a mechanism for link-state routing protocols to prevent local transient forwarding loops in case of link failure. This mechanism Proposes a two-steps convergence by introducing a delay between the convergence of the node adjacent to the topology change and the network wide convergence. As this mechanism delays the IGP convergence it may only be used for planned maintenance or when fast reroute protects the traffic between the link failure and the IGP convergence. Simulations using real network topologies have been performed and show that local loops are a significant portion (>50%) of the total forwarding loops.


Stephane Litkowski
Bruno Decraene
Clarence Filsfils
Pierre Francois

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