Encapsulation for BIER in Non-MPLS IPv6 Networks
draft-xie-bier-6man-encapsulation-01

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Network Working Group                                             J. Xie
Internet-Draft                                       Huawei Technologies
Intended status: Standards Track                                 L. Geng
Expires: January 3, 2019                                         L. Wang
                                                            China Mobile
                                                                  G. Yan
                                                              M. McBride
                                                                  Y. Xia
                                                                  Huawei
                                                            July 2, 2018

            Encapsulation for BIER in Non-MPLS IPv6 Networks
                  draft-xie-bier-6man-encapsulation-01

Abstract

   Bit Index Explicit Replication (BIER) introduces a new multicast-
   specific BIER Header.  Currently BIER has two types of encapsulation
   formats: one is MPLS encapsulation, the other is Ethernet
   encapsulation.  This document proposes a BIER IPv6 encapsulation for
   Non-MPLS IPv6 Networks using an IPv6 Destination Option extension
   header.

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Problem Statement and Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  Problem Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.2.  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  IPv6 BIER Encapsulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.1.  Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.2.  IPv6 BIER Destination Option  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.3.  The whole IPv6 header for BIER packets  . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  BIER Forwarding in Non-MPLS IPv6 Networks . . . . . . . . . .   7
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   8.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9

1.  Introduction

   Bit Index Explicit Replication (BIER) [RFC8279] is an architecture
   that provides optimal multicast forwarding without requiring
   intermediate routers to maintain any per-flow state by using a
   multicast-specific BIER header.  [RFC8296] defines two types of BIER
   encapsulation formats: one is MPLS encapsulation, the other is non-
   MPLS encapsulation.  The Non-MPLS encapsulation defined in [RFC8296]
   is in fact an Ethernet encapsulation with an ethertype 0xAB37, and an
   'Ethernet encapsulation' will be used to refer to such an
   encapsulation in the following text.  This document proposes a BIER
   IPv6 encapsulation for Non-MPLS IPv6 Networks using an IPv6
   Destination Option extension header.
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