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Link State Over Ethernet

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (lsvr WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Randy Bush , Rob Austein , Keyur Patel
Last updated 2018-11-23 (Latest revision 2018-11-06)
Replaced by draft-ietf-lsvr-lsoe
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state Candidate for WG Adoption
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-lsvr-lsoe
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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Used in Massive Data Centers (MDCs), BGP-SPF and similar protocols need link neighbor discovery, link encapsulation data, and Layer 2 liveness. The Link State Over Ethernet protocol provides link discovery, exchanges supported encapsulations (IPv4, IPv6, ...), discovers encapsulation addresses (Layer 3 / MPLS identifiers) over raw Ethernet, and provides layer 2 liveness checking. The interface data are pushed directly to a BGP-LS API, obviating the need for centralized controller architectures. This protocol is intended to be more widely applicable to other upper layer routing protocols which need link discovery and characterisation.


Randy Bush
Rob Austein
Keyur Patel

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