Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
RFC 3768

Approval announcement
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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol' 
         to Draft Standard 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol '
   <draft-ietf-vrrp-spec-v2-11.txt> as a Draft Standard

This document is the product of the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol 
Working Group. 

The IESG contact persons are Alex Zinin and Ross Callon.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:

Technical Summary
 VRRP specifies an election protocol that dynamically assigns
 responsibility for a virtual router to one of the VRRP routers on a
 LAN.  The VRRP router controlling the IP address(es) associated with
 a virtual router is called the Master, and forwards packets sent to
 these IP addresses.  The election process provides dynamic fail over
 in the forwarding responsibility should the Master become
 unavailable.  This allows any of the virtual router IP addresses on
 the LAN to be used as the default first hop router by end-hosts.  The
 advantage gained from using VRRP is a higher availability default
 path without requiring configuration of dynamic routing or router
 discovery protocols on every end-host.
Working Group Summary
 There was a consensus within the WG on this document
Protocol Quality
 The specification has been reviewed for the IESG by Alex Zinin and
 Bill Fenner. The protocol has been widely implemented and deployed.