DS-Lite Failure Detection and Failover

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Authors Tina Tsou  , Brandon Li , Jürgen Schönwälder  , Reinaldo Penno 
Last updated 2012-12-29 (latest revision 2012-06-27)
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In DS-Lite, the tunnel is stateless, not associated with any state information, and no failure detection and failover mechanism is available. This makes it difficult to manage and diagnose if there is a problem. This draft analyzes the applicability of some of the possible solutions.


Tina Tsou (tina.tsou.zouting@huawei.com)
Brandon Li (brandon.lijian@huawei.com)
Jürgen Schönwälder (j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de)
Reinaldo Penno (repenno@cisco.com)

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