Multicast VPN state damping

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (bess WG)
Authors Thomas Morin  , Stephane Litkowski  , Keyur Patel  , Zhaohui Zhang  , Robert Kebler  , Jeffrey Haas 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2014-10-23)
Replaces draft-morin-multicast-damping
Replaced by RFC 7899
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This document describes procedures to damp multicast VPN routing state changes and control the effect of the churn due to the multicast dynamicity in customer site. The procedures described in this document are applicable to BGP-based multicast VPN and help avoid uncontrolled control plane load increase in the core routing infrastructure. New procedures are proposed inspired from BGP unicast route damping principles, but adapted to multicast.


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