TRILL Active-Active Edge Using Multiple MAC Attachments

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Authors Mingui Zhang  , Radia Perlman  , Hongjun Zhai  , Muhammad Durrani  , Mukhtiar Shaikh , Sujay Gupta 
Last updated 2014-06-16
Replaced by RFC 7782
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TRILL active-active service provides end stations with flow level load balance and resilience against link failures at the edge of TRILL campuses. This draft specifies a method in which member RBridges in an active- active edge RBridge group use their own nicknames as ingress RBridge nicknames to encapsulate frames from attached end systems. Thus, remote edge RBridges are required to keep multiple locations of one MAC address in one Data Label. Design goals of this specification are discussed in the document.


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