Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, vrrp mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, vrrp chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol' to Draft Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol ' <draft-ietf-vrrp-spec-v2-11.txt> as a Draft Standard This document is the product of the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Alex Zinin and Ross Callon. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-vrrp-spec-v2-11.txt
Technical Summary VRRP specifies an election protocol that dynamically assigns responsibility for a virtual router to one of the VRRP routers on a LAN. The VRRP router controlling the IP address(es) associated with a virtual router is called the Master, and forwards packets sent to these IP addresses. The election process provides dynamic fail over in the forwarding responsibility should the Master become unavailable. This allows any of the virtual router IP addresses on the LAN to be used as the default first hop router by end-hosts. The advantage gained from using VRRP is a higher availability default path without requiring configuration of dynamic routing or router discovery protocols on every end-host. Working Group Summary There was a consensus within the WG on this document Protocol Quality The specification has been reviewed for the IESG by Alex Zinin and Bill Fenner. The protocol has been widely implemented and deployed.