TRILL supports multi-access LAN (Local Area Network) links that can
have multiple end stations and RBridges attached. Where multiple
RBridges are attached to a link, native traffic to and from end
stations on that link is handled by a subset of those RBridges
called Appointed Forwarders, with the intent that native traffic in
each VLAN (Virtual LAN) be handled by at most one RBridge. The
purpose of this document is to improve the documentation of the
Appointed Forwarder mechanism.
Working Group Summary
There was consensus in the document to advance this document after
previous versions had elicited requests for clarifications and
changes from both TRILL and IS-IS.
There are interoperable implementations of TRILL that were developed
without the benefits of this additional document. The assumptions is
that future implementors will benefit from the additional level of
detail in this document.
Erik Nordmark <firstname.lastname@example.org> is the document shepherd.
Ralph Droms <email@example.com> is the responsible AD.