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Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL): Header Extension (RFC7179) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236669D
Original Publication Date: 2014-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-May-09
Document File: 24 page(s) / 25K

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D. Eastlake 3rd: AUTHOR [+5]


The base IETF Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL) protocol [RFC6325] provides a TRILL Header extension feature and describes minimal hooks to safely support header extensions. (This feature is called "options" in Section 3.8 of [RFC6325].) But, except for the first two bits, the TRILL base protocol document does not specify the structure of extensions to the TRILL Header nor the details of any particular extension.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                   D. Eastlake 3rd Request for Comments: 7179                                        Huawei Updates: 6325                                                A. Ghanwani Category: Standards Track                                           Dell ISSN: 2070-1721                                                V. Manral                                                              Ionos Corp.                                                                    Y. Li                                                                   Huawei                                                               C. Bestler                                                          Nexenta Systems                                                                 May 2014

  Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL): Header Extension


   The IETF Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL) base    protocol (RFC 6325) specifies minimal hooks to safely support TRILL    Header extensions.  This document specifies an initial extension    providing additional flag bits and specifies some of those bits.  It    updates RFC 6325.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in 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

Eastlake, et al.             Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7179                 TRILL: Header Extension                May 2014

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