Virtual Enterprise Traversal (VET)
RFC 5558

 
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Independent Submission                                   F. Templin, Ed.
Request for Comments: 5558                  Boeing Research & Technology
Category: Informational                                    February 2010
ISSN: 2070-1721

                   Virtual Enterprise Traversal (VET)

Abstract

   Enterprise networks connect routers over various link types, and may
   also connect to provider networks and/or the global Internet.
   Enterprise network nodes require a means to automatically provision
   IP addresses/prefixes and support internetworking operation in a wide
   variety of use cases including Small Office, Home Office (SOHO)
   networks, Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs), multi-organizational
   corporate networks and the interdomain core of the global Internet
   itself.  This document specifies a Virtual Enterprise Traversal (VET)
   abstraction for autoconfiguration and operation of nodes in
   enterprise networks.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This is a contribution to the RFC Series, independently of any other
   RFC stream.  The RFC Editor has chosen to publish this document at
   its discretion and makes no statement about its value for
   implementation or deployment.  Documents approved for publication by
   the RFC Editor are not a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5558.

Templin                       Informational                     [Page 1]
RFC 5558                           VET                     February 2010

IESG Note

   This RFC is not a candidate for any level of Internet Standard.  The
   IETF disclaims any knowledge of the fitness of this RFC for any
   purpose and in particular notes that the decision to publish is not
   based on IETF review for such things as security, congestion control,
   or inappropriate interaction with deployed protocols.  The RFC Editor
   has chosen to publish this document at its discretion.  Readers of
   this RFC should exercise caution in evaluating its value for
   implementation and deployment.  See RFC 3932 for more information.

   Note that the IETF AUTOCONF Working Group is working on a similar
   protocol solution that may become available in the future.

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Templin                       Informational                     [Page 2]
RFC 5558                           VET                     February 2010

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................4
   2. Terminology .....................................................6
   3. Enterprise Characteristics .....................................10
   4. Autoconfiguration ..............................................11
      4.1. Enterprise Router (ER) Autoconfiguration ..................12
      4.2. Enterprise Border Router (EBR) Autoconfiguration ..........13
           4.2.1. VET Interface Autoconfiguration ....................13
                  4.2.1.1. Interface Initialization ..................14
                  4.2.1.2. Enterprise Border Gateway
                           Discovery and Enterprise Identification ...14
                  4.2.1.3. EID Configuration .........................15
           4.2.2. Provider-Aggregated (PA) EID Prefix
                  Autoconfiguration ..................................15
           4.2.3. Provider-Independent (PI) EID Prefix
                  Autoconfiguration ..................................16
      4.3. Enterprise Border Gateway (EBG) Autoconfiguration .........17
      4.4. VET Host Autoconfiguration ................................17
   5. Internetworking Operation ......................................18
      5.1. Routing Protocol Participation ............................18
      5.2. RLOC-Based Communications .................................18
      5.3. EID-Based Communications ..................................18
      5.4. IPv6 Router Discovery and Prefix Registration .............18
           5.4.1. IPv6 Router and Prefix Discovery ...................18
           5.4.2. IPv6 PA Prefix Registration ........................19
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