RAPID TRIGGERING OF REMOTE INSTRUCTIONS OVER NETWORK USING OAM PROBES, AND IOT ACTUATION
Publication Date: 2015-May-29
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Presented herein is a solution that uses Seamless-Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (S-BFD) as Operations and Management (OAM) probes, though any OAM probes can potentially be used. Instructions are bound to an S-BFD discriminator value. When tied to a very efficient OAM mechanism like S-BFD, improved and expanded network monitoring can be achieved with tens of millisecond precision to provide expanded "real-time" knowledge of the network, and other predefined instructions can be triggered with, again, tens of millisecond precision. This technique is fast and scalable and can achieve arbitrary OAM instructions by making use of S-BFD with discriminator values being the abstraction to specific instructions. Moreover, presented herein are uses of BFD Discriminator Code and BFD Diagnostic (Diag) Code, applied to Internet of Thing (IoT) applications, allowing for "actuation" BFD semantics.