BGP Link-State extensions for BIER

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Authors Ran Chen  , Zheng Zhang 
Last updated 2016-05-05 (latest revision 2015-11-02)
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Bit Index Explicit Replication (BIER) is an architecture that provides optimal multicast forwarding through a "BIER domain" without requiring intermediate routers to maintain any multicast related per- flow state. BIER forwards and replicates packets based on a BitString in the packet header. This document specifies extensions to the BGP Link-state address- family in order to advertising BIER information.


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