BIER-TE Forwarding

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Authors Yongqing Zhu  , Huanan Chen  , Quan Xiong  , fangwei hu 
Last updated 2018-04-19 (latest revision 2017-09-19)
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Traffic Engineering for Bit Index Explicit Replication (BIER-TE) shares part of architecture, definition and packet format with Bit Index Explicit Replication (BIER) according to the introduction in [I-D.eckert-bier-te-arch]. But BIER-TE supports the traffic engineering by explicit hop-by-hop forwarding and loose hop forwarding of packets. This document proposes a set of extensions to realize the BIER-TE forwarding including the assignment of BitPositions to adjacencies and the configuration of Bit Index Forwarding Table (BIFT).


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