DS-Lite Failure Detection and Failover

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Authors Tina Tsou  , Brandon Li , Cathy Zhou  , Jürgen Schönwälder  , Reinaldo Penno  , Mohamed Boucadair 
Last updated 2013-12-18 (latest revision 2013-06-16)
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In DS-Lite, the tunnel is stateless, not associated with any state information, and the CGN function at the AFTR is stateful. Currently, there is no failure detection and failover mechanism for both stateless tunnel and stateful CGN function, which 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)
Cathy Zhou (cathy.zhou@huawei.com)
Jürgen Schönwälder (j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de)
Reinaldo Penno (repenno@cisco.com)
Mohamed Boucadair (mohamed.boucadair@orange.com)

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