INLINE DATAPATH-SIGNALED REACTIVE AND PROACTIVE DEBUG/SCRIPT TRIGGER USING IPV6 POLICY DEFINED ADDRESSING
Publication Date: 2017-Mar-29
The IP.com Prior Art Database
The semantic of an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) address is extended from simple forwarding to policy definition. This enables the signaling of the intent to perform activities (e.g., enabling debugs, etc.) in addition to forwarding at a dataplane (or inline data-path). This may be accomplished by introducing a new semantic for anIPv6 address or using a signal in the extension header (e.g., the Segment Routing header). The new semantic may be used by the transit nodes and/or the destination to trigger local debugs, which in turn allow an operator to collect path aware debugs from the specific flow path.