TRILL Smart Endnodes

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This draft addresses the problem of the size and freshness of the endnode learning table in access 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.


Radia Perlman (
fangwei hu (
Donald Eastlake (
Kesava Krupakaran (

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