Tethering A BIER Router To A BIER incapable Router

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Authors Zhaohui Zhang  , Nils Warnke  , IJsbrand Wijnands  , Daniel Awduche 
Last updated 2020-04-14
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This document specifies optional procedures to optimize the handling of Bit Index Explicit Replication (BIER) incapable routers, by attaching (tethering) a BIER router to a BIER incapable router.


Zhaohui Zhang (zzhang@juniper.net)
Nils Warnke (nils.warnke@telekom.de)
IJsbrand Wijnands (ice@cisco.com)
Daniel Awduche (daniel.awduche@verizon.com)

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