Single Area Border RBridge Nickname for TRILL Multilevel

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (trill WG)
Authors Mingui Zhang  , Donald Eastlake  , Radia Perlman  , Margaret Cullen  , Hongjun Zhai 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2015-07-05)
Replaced by draft-ietf-trill-multilevel-single-nickname
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A major issue in multilevel TRILL is how to manage RBridge nicknames. In this document, the area border RBridge uses a single nickname in both Level 1 and Level 2. RBridges in Level 2 must obtain unique nicknames but RBridges in different Level 1 areas may have the same nicknames.


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Donald Eastlake (
Radia Perlman (
Margaret Cullen (
Hongjun Zhai (

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