TRILL: Appointed Forwarders

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (trill WG)
Authors Donald Eastlake  , Li Yizhou  , Mohammed Umair  , Ayan Banerjee  , fangwei hu 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2015-09-15)
Replaced by RFC 8139
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TRILL supports multi-access LAN (Local Area Network) links where a single link can have multiple end stations and TRILL switches attached. Where multiple TRILL switches are attached to a link, native traffic to and from end stations on that link is handled by a subset of those TRILL switches called "Appointed Forwarders", with the intent that native traffic in each VLAN be handled by at most one TRILL switch. This document clarifies and updates the Appointed Forwarder mechanism. It updates RFC 6325, updates RFC 7177, and obsoletes RFC 6439.


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