Information Distribution in Autonomic Networking
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ANIMA WG                                                          B. Liu
INTERNET-DRAFT                                                  S. Jiang
Intended Status: Standard Track                      Huawei Technologies
Expires: April 25, 2019                                          X. Xiao
                                                               A. Hecker
                                                           Z. Despotovic
                                                MRC, Huawei Technologies
                                                        October 22, 2018

            Information Distribution in Autonomic Networking
                 draft-liu-anima-grasp-distribution-09

Abstract

   This document discusses the requirement of capability of information
   distribution among autonomic nodes in autonomic networks. In general,
   information distribution can be categorized into two different modes:
   1) one autonomic node instantly sends information to other nodes in
   the domain; 2) one autonomic node can publish some information and
   then some other interested nodes can subscribe the published
   information. In the former case, information data will be generated
   and consumed instantly. In the latter case, however, information data
   shall be stored in the network and retrieved when necessary.

   These capabilities are fundamental and basic to a network system and
   an autonomic network infrastructure (ANI) should consider to
   integrate them, rather than assisted by other transport or routing
   protocols (HTTP, BGP/IGP as bearing protocols etc.).  Thus, this
   document clarifies possible use cases and requirements to ANI so that
   information distribution can be natively supported. Possible options
   to realize the information distribution function are also briefly
   discussed.

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Table of Contents

   1  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2. Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   3. Requirements of Advanced Information Distribution . . . . . . .  4
   4. Information Distribution in ANI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   5. Node Behaviors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     5.1 Instant Information Distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
       5.1.1 Instant P2P and Flooding Communications  . . . . . . . .  6
       5.1.2 Instant Selective Flooding Communication . . . . . . . .  6
     5.2 Asynchronous Information Distribution  . . . . . . . . . . .  7
       5.2.1 Information Storage  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
       5.2.2 Event Queue  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
       5.2.3 Interface between IS and EQ Modules  . . . . . . . . . . 10
     5.3 Summary  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
   6. Protocol Specification (GRASP extension)  . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     6.1 Un-solicited Synchronization Message (A new GRASP Message) . 11
     6.2 Selective Flooding Option  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     6.3 Subscription Objective Option  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     6.4 Un_Subscription Objective Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
 

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