BIER-TE extensions for Packet Replication and Elimination Function (PREF) and OAM

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Authors Pascal Thubert  , Toerless Eckert  , Zacharie Brodard  , Hao Jiang 
Last updated 2018-09-04 (latest revision 2018-03-03)
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This specification extends Bit Index Explicit Replication - Traffic Engineering (BIER-TE) forwarding to support in the data plane the DetNet Packet Replication and Elimination Functions (PREF). It also provides traceability of links/adjacencies where replication and loss happen, in a manner that is agnostic to the forwarding information (OAM).


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