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Extension Mechanism for the Babel Routing Protocol (RFC7557)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241776D
Original Publication Date: 2015-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-May-30
Document File: 22 page(s) / 23K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Chroboczek: AUTHOR

Abstract

A Babel packet [RFC6126] contains a header followed by a sequence of TLVs, each of which is a sequence of octets having an explicit type and length. The original Babel protocol has the following provisions for including extension data:

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Independent Submission                                     J. Chroboczek Request for Comments: 7557              PPS, University of Paris-Diderot Updates: 6126                                                   May 2015 Category: Experimental ISSN: 2070-1721

            Extension Mechanism for the Babel Routing Protocol

Abstract

   This document defines the encoding of extensions to the Babel routing    protocol, as specified in RFC 6126.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for examination, experimental implementation, and    evaluation.

   This document defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet    community.  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/rfc7557.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2015 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.

 Chroboczek                    Experimental                      [Page 1]
 RFC 7557                Babel Extension Mechanism               May 2015

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2

   2.  Mechanisms for Extending the Babel Protocol . . . . . . . . .   3

     2.1.  New Versions of the Babel Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . .   3

     2.2.  New TLVs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

     2.3.  Sub-TLVs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4

     2.4.  The Flags Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4

     2.5.  Packet Trailer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

   3.  Format of Sub-TLVs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

     3.1.  Sub-TLVs Specified in This Document . . . . . . . . . . .   5

     3.2.  Unknown Sub-TLVs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

   4.  Choosing between Extension Mechanisms . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

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