An Autonomic Control Plane

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Authors Michael Behringer  , Steinthor Bjarnason  , Balaji BL  , Toerless Eckert 
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In certain scenarios, for example when bootstrapping a network, it is desirable to automatically bring up a secure, routed control plane, which is independent of device configurations and global routing table. This document describes an approach for an "Autonomic Control Plane", which can be used as a "virtual out of band channel" - a self-managing overlay network, which is independent of configuration, addressing and routing on the data plane.


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