Simulating "Partial Mesh of MP2MP P-Tunnels" with Ingress Replication

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Authors Zhaohui Zhang  , Yakov Rekhter  , Andrew Dolganow 
Last updated 2015-07-20 (latest revision 2015-01-14)
Replaces draft-ietf-l3vpn-mvpn-bidir-ingress-replication
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RFC 6513 described a method to support bidirectional C-flow using "Partial Mesh of MP2MP P-Tunnels". This document describes how partial mesh of MP2MP P-Tunnels can be simulated with Ingress Replication, instead of a real MP2MP tunnel. This enables a Service Provider to use Ingress Replication to offer transparent BIDIR-PIM service to its VPN customers.


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