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Graceful Restart Mechanism for LDP

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Toby Smith , Andrew G. Malis , Jack Shaio
Last updated 2001-11-20
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This document proposes a lightweight mechanism that the LDP protocol may use to help minimize the impact introduced by transient interruptions to an LDP session's TCP connection, with a focus on connection preservation for signaled Layer 2 circuits. A new LDP Cork message request/response mechanism is specified. New message types are defined for the delivery of graceful restart events. Finally, procedures for utilizing this mechanism are detailed.


Toby Smith
Andrew G. Malis
Jack Shaio

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