Flowspec Indirection-id Redirect

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (idr WG)
Last updated 2019-06-16 (latest revision 2018-12-13)
Replaces draft-vandevelde-idr-flowspec-path-redirect
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This document defines a new extended community known as "FlowSpec Redirect to indirection-id Extended Community". This extended community triggers advanced redirection capabilities to flowspec clients. When activated, this flowspec extended community is used by a flowspec client to retrieve the corresponding next-hop and encoding information within a localised indirection-id mapping table. The functionality detailed in this document allows a network controller to decouple the BGP flowspec redirection instruction from the operation of the available paths.


Gunter Van de Velde (gunter.van_de_velde@nokia.com)
Keyur Patel (keyur@arrcus.com)
Zhenbin Li (lizhenbin@huawei.com)

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