RBridge: Pseudo-Nickname for Active-active Access

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Hongjun Zhai  , Tissa Senevirathne  , Radia Perlman  , Donald Eastlake  , Mingui Zhang  , Li Yizhou 
Last updated 2014-06-24
Replaced by RFC 7781
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The IETF TRILL (TRansparent Interconnection of Lots of Links) protocol provides support for flow level multi-pathing for both unicast and multi-destination traffic in networks with arbitrary topology. Active-active access at the TRILL edge is the extension of these characteristics to end stations that are multiply connected to a TRILL campus. In this document, the edge RBridge (TRILL switch) group providing active-active access to such an end station can be represented as a Virtual RBridge. Based on the concept of Virtual RBridge along with its pseudo-nickname, this document facilitates the TRILL active-active access of such end stations.


Hongjun Zhai (zhai.hongjun@zte.com.cn)
Tissa Senevirathne (tsenevir@cisco.com)
Radia Perlman (radia@alum.mit.edu)
Donald Eastlake (d3e3e3@gmail.com)
Mingui Zhang (zhangmingui@huawei.com)
Li Yizhou (liyizhou@huawei.com)

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