Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) Directed Return Path

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (mpls WG)
Authors Greg Mirsky  , Jeff Tantsura  , Ilya Varlashkin  , Mach Chen 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2015-08-07)
Replaced by draft-ietf-mpls-bfd-directed
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Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) is expected to monitor bi- directional paths. When a BFD session monitors in its forward direction an explicitly routed path there is a need to be able to direct egress BFD peer to use specific path as reverse direction of the BFD session.


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