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Extension Mechanism for the Babel Routing Protocol (RFC7557)

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Original Publication Date: 2015-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 11 page(s) / 16K

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J. Chroboczek: AUTHOR

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10.17487/RFC7557: DOI

Abstract

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

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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.

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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 5. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 6. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 7. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 7.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 7.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Author’s Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

1. Introduction

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 fol...

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