TRILL: Address Flush Message

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (trill WG)
Authors Hao Weiguo  , Donald Eastlake  , Li Yizhou 
Last updated 2016-11-25 (latest revision 2016-05-24)
Replaces draft-hao-trill-address-flush
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The TRILL (TRansparent Interconnection of Lots of Links) protocol, by default, learns end station addresses from observing the data plane. This document specifies a message by which an originating TRILL switch can explicitly request other TRILL switches to flush certain MAC reachability learned through the egress of TRILL Data packets. This is a supplement to the TRILL automatic address forgetting and can assist in achieving more rapid convergence in case of topoogy or configuration change.


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Donald Eastlake (
Li Yizhou (

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