Unsolicited BFD for Sessionless Applications
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Network Working Group                                            E. Chen
Internet-Draft                                                   N. Shen
Intended status: Standards Track                           Cisco Systems
Expires: December 30, 2019                                     R. Raszuk
                                                            Bloomberg LP
                                                               R. Rahman
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                           June 28, 2019

              Unsolicited BFD for Sessionless Applications
                     draft-ietf-bfd-unsolicited-01

Abstract

   For operational simplification of "sessionless" applications using
   BFD, in this document we present procedures for "unsolicited BFD"
   that allow a BFD session to be initiated by only one side, and be
   established without explicit per-session configuration or
   registration by the other side (subject to certain per-interface or
   per-router policies).

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "NOT RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and
   "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in BCP
   14 [RFC2119] [RFC8174] when, and only when, they appear in all
   capitals, as shown here.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Procedures for Unsolicited BFD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  YANG Data Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Unsolicited BFD Hierarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Unsolicited BFD Module  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.1.  BFD Protocol Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.2.  YANG Module Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   6.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     6.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     6.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12

1.  Introduction

   The current implementation and deployment practice for BFD ([RFC5880]
   and [RFC5881]) usually requires BFD sessions be explicitly configured
   or registered on both sides.  This requirement is not an issue when
   an application like BGP [RFC4271] has the concept of a "session" that
   involves both sides for its establishment.  However, this requirement
   can be operationally challenging when the prerequisite "session" does
   not naturally exist between two endpoints in an application.
   Simultaneous configuration and coordination may be required on both
   sides for BFD to take effect.  For example:

   o  When BFD is used to keep track of the "liveness" of the nexthop of
      static routes.  Although only one side may need the BFD
      functionality, currently both sides need to be involved in
      specific configuration and coordination and in some cases static
      routes are created unnecessarily just for BFD.

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