TRILL Smart Endnodes

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Document Type None Internet-Draft (trill WG)
Last updated 2018-02-19 (latest revision 2018-01-22)
Replaces draft-perlman-trill-smart-endnodes
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This draft addresses the problem of the size and freshness of the endnode learning table in edge RBridges, by allowing endnodes to volunteer for endnode learning and encapsulation/decapsulation. Such an endnode is known as a "Smart Endnode". Only the attached edge RBridge can distinguish a "Smart Endnode" from a "normal endnode". The smart endnode uses the nickname of the attached edge RBridge, so this solution does not consume extra nicknames. The solution also enables Fine Grained Label aware endnodes.


Radia Perlman (
fangwei hu (
Donald Eastlake (
Kesava Krupakaran (
Ting Liao (

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