TRILL: The ESADI Protocol
draft-hu-trill-rbridge-esadi-04

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Last updated 2012-06-26 (latest revision 2012-04-11)
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Abstract

The IETF TRILL (TRansparent Interconnection of Lots of Links) protocol provides least cost pair-wise data forwarding without configuration in multi-hop networks with arbitrary topologies and link technologies. TRILL supports the multi-pathing of both unicast and multicast traffic. Devices that implement the TRILL protocol are called RBridges (Routing Bridges) or TRILL Switches. The ESADI (End System Address Distribution Information) protocol is a VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) scoped way that TRILL switches can communicate end station addresses to each other. An RBridge announcing VLAN-x connectivity (normally a VLAN-x appointed forwarder) and running the TRILL ESADI protocol can receive remote address information and/or transmit local address information for VLAN-x to other such RBridges. This document updates RFC 6325, specifically the documentation of the ESADI protocol.

Authors

Hongjun Zhai (zhai.hongjun@zte.com.cn)
fangwei hu (hu.fangwei@zte.com.cn)
Radia Perlman (radia@alum.mit.edu)
Donald Eastlake (d3e3e3@gmail.com)

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