Proxy MPLS Echo Request
draft-lim-mpls-proxy-lsp-ping-02

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Network Working Group                                         G. Swallow
Internet-Draft                                                    V. Lim
Intended status: Standards Track                           Cisco Systems
Expires: November 08, 2013                                     S. Aldrin
                                                     Huawei Technologies
                                                            May 07, 2013

                        Proxy MPLS Echo Request
                    draft-lim-mpls-proxy-lsp-ping-02

Abstract

   This document defines a means of remotely initiating Multiprotocol
   Label Switched Protocol Pings on Label Switched Paths.  A proxy ping
   request is sent to any Label Switching Routers along a Label Switched
   Path.  The primary motivations for this facility are first to limit
   the number of messages and related processing when using LSP Ping in
   large Point-to-Multipoint LSPs, and second to enable leaf to leaf/
   root tracing.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Proxy Ping Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Proxy MPLS Echo Request / Reply Procedures  . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.1.  Procedures for the initiator  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.2.  Procedures for the proxy LSR  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.2.1.  Proxy LSR Handling when it is Egress for FEC  . . . .   9
       3.2.2.  Downstream Detailed/Downstream Maps in Proxy Reply  .  10
       3.2.3.  Sending an MPLS proxy ping reply  . . . . . . . . . .  10
       3.2.4.  Sending the MPLS echo requests  . . . . . . . . . . .  10
         3.2.4.1.  Forming the base MPLS echo request  . . . . . . .  11
         3.2.4.2.  Per interface sending procedures  . . . . . . . .  12
   4.  Proxy Ping Request / Reply Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.1.  Proxy Ping Request / Reply Message formats  . . . . . . .  12
     4.2.  Proxy Ping Request Message contents . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.3.  Proxy Ping Reply Message Contents . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   5.  TLV formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     5.1.  Proxy Echo Parameters TLV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       5.1.1.  Next Hop sub-TLV  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     5.2.  Reply-to Address TLV  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     5.3.  Upstream Neighbor Address TLV . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     5.4.  Downstream Neighbor Address TLV . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   7.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
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