TRILL Smart Endnodes

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (candidate for trill WG)
Authors Radia Perlman  , fangwei hu  , Donald Eastlake  , Kesava Krupakaran  , Ting Liao 
Last updated 2014-10-17
Replaced by RFC 8384
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This draft addresses the problem of the size and freshness of the endnode learning table in edge RBridges, by allowing endnodes to volunteer for endnode learning and encapsulation/decapsulation. Such an endnode is known as a "smart endnode". Only the attached RBridge can distinguish a "smart endnode" from a "normal endnode". The smart endnode uses the nickname of the attached RBridge, so this solution does not consume extra nicknames. The solution also enables Fine Grained Label aware endnodes.


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fangwei hu (
Donald Eastlake (
Kesava Krupakaran (
Ting Liao (

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