Application-Initiated Check-Pointing via the Port Control Protocol (PCP) (RFC7767)
Original Publication Date: 2016-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Feb-09
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
S. Vinapamula: AUTHOR [+4]
The risk of Internet service disruption is critical in service providers and enterprise networking environments. Such a risk is often mitigated with the introduction of active/backup systems. Such designs not only contribute to minimize the risk of service disruption, but also facilitate maintenance operations (e.g., hitless hardware or software upgrades).
Independent Submission S. Vinapamula Request for Comments: 7767 Juniper Networks Category: Informational S. Sivakumar ISSN: 2070-1721 Cisco Systems M. Boucadair Orange T. Reddy Cisco February 2016
Application-Initiated Check-Pointing via the Port Control Protocol (PCP)
This document specifies a mechanism for a host to indicate via the Port Control Protocol (PCP) which connections should be protected against network failures. These connections will then be subject to high-availability mechanisms enabled on the network side.
This approach assumes that applications and/or users have more visibility about sensitive connections than any heuristic that can be enabled on the network side to guess which connections should be check-pointed.
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
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RFC 7767 HA through PCP February 2016
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