Directory Assistance Problem and High-Level Design Proposal
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, trill mailing list <email@example.com>, trill chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'TRILL (Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links): Edge Directory Assistance Framework' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-trill-directory-framework-07.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'TRILL (Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links): Edge Directory Assistance Framework' (draft-ietf-trill-directory-framework-07.txt) as Informational RFC This document is the product of the Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Ted Lemon and Brian Haberman. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-trill-directory-framework/
Technical Summary: This document contains a brief overview of difficulties cause by multi-destination local network traffic, such as unicast frames where the location of the destination is unknown or ARP/ND packets, and a generic description of how to reduce such difficulties through the use of push and/or pull directories. Data Centers are frequently orchestrated by management software that maintains a directory of the applications, Virtual Machines, IP and MAC addresses in use and the switches to which they are attached. This makes directory assistance to edge switches a reasonable strategy for that case. Working Group Summary: The WG Last Call reviewers of this document include David Black, Sam Aldrin, Erik Nordmark, and Yizhou Li. Some of their comments suggested the removal of material not directly related to the main topic of the document as well as other improvements. Those suggestions were generally adopted. No parts of the draft were particularly contentious. Document Quality: The document is of good quality. David Black's review was particularly helpful and is very much appreciated. Personnel: Document Shepherd: Jon Hudson Responsible Area Director: Ted Lemon RFC Editor Note Please change the title of this document to "Directory Assistance Problem and High Level Design Proposal". This addresses a concern about the title raised by Stewart Bryant.