Overview of the 1998 IAB Routing Workshop
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Network Working Group                                           S. Deering
Request for Comments: 2902                                   Cisco Systems
Category: Informational                                           S. Hares
                                                            Merit Networks
                                                                C. Perkins
                                                     Nokia Research Center
                                                                R. Perlman
                                             Sun Microsystems Laboratories
                                                               August 2000

               Overview of the 1998 IAB Routing Workshop

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document is an overview of a Routing workshop held by the
   Internet Architecture Board (IAB) during March 25-27, 1998.  The
   major points of discussion are listed, along with some conclusions
   and action items for many of the points of discussion.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2. Conclusions and Action Items  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
       2.1. Scaling of Unicast Routing and Addressing . . . . . . .   3
         2.1.1. Unicast Routing - Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . .   3
         2.1.2. Unicast Routing - Action Items  . . . . . . . . . .   4
       2.2. Levels of Addressing of Addressing and Routing  . . . .   4
       2.3. Network Address Translation (NAT) devices . . . . . . .   5
         2.3.1. NAT devices - Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
         2.3.2. NAT devices - Action Items  . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       2.4. Multicast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
         2.4.1. Multicast - Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
         2.4.2. Multicast - Action Items  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       2.5. Routing Stability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
         2.5.1. Routing Stability - Conclusions . . . . . . . . . .   6
         2.5.2. Routing Stability - Action Items  . . . . . . . . .   7
       2.6. ToS/CoS/QoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7

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         2.6.1. ToS/CoS/QoS - Action Items  . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       2.7. Routing Protocol Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
         2.7.1. Routing Security - Conclusions  . . . . . . . . . .   8
         2.7.2. Routing Security - Action Items . . . . . . . . . .   8
       2.8. Routing Policy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
         2.8.1. Routing Policy - Conclusions  . . . . . . . . . . .   8
         2.8.2. Routing Policy - Action Item  . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       2.9. Network to Host Flow of Information . . . . . . . . . .   9
         2.9.1. Host Information - Conclusions  . . . . . . . . . .   9
         2.9.2. Host Information - Action Items . . . . . . . . . .   9
      2.10. Shorter Topics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
         2.10.1. Multi-strand Trunking  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
         2.10.2. Routing Diagnostic and Development Tools   . . . .  10
         2.10.3. Anycast  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
         2.10.4. Load Sensitive IGP routing for Best Effort Traffic  11
         2.10.5. Geographical Addresses and Renumbering   . . . . .  11
   3. Summary of Action items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       3.1. Action Items for the IAB  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       3.2. Action Items for IETF Working Group Chairs  . . . . . .  11
       3.3. Action Items for the IRTF Routing Research Group  . . .  12
   4. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   A. Participants  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   Full Copyright Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16

1. Introduction

   March 25 to March 27, 1998 the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) held
   a workshop on Routing.  The workshop focused on current problems
   within the Internet and the long term solutions that should be
   addressed.  This document summarizes the discussions the group had on
   routing, and lists the conclusions reached by the workshop.  Section
   2 lists the conclusions reached by the participants of the workshop
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