Operational Management of Loop-Free Alternates (RFC7916)
Original Publication Date: 2016-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Jul-12
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
S. Litkowski: AUTHOR [+6]
Following the first deployments of Loop-Free Alternates (LFAs), this document provides feedback to the community about the management of LFAs.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) S. Litkowski, Ed. Request for Comments: 7916 B. Decraene Category: Standards Track Orange ISSN: 2070-1721 C. Filsfils K. Raza Cisco Systems M. Horneffer Deutsche Telekom P. Sarkar Individual Contributor July 2016
Operational Management of Loop-Free Alternates
Loop-Free Alternates (LFAs), as defined in RFC 5286, constitute an IP Fast Reroute (IP FRR) mechanism enabling traffic protection for IP traffic (and, by extension, MPLS LDP traffic). Following early deployment experiences, this document provides operational feedback on LFAs, highlights some limitations, and proposes a set of refinements to address those limitations. It also proposes required management specifications.
This proposal is also applicable to remote-LFA solutions.
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 7841.
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/rfc7916.
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RFC 7916 LFA Manageability July 2016
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