Generic Application of Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
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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>, bfd mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, bfd chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Generic Application of BFD' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Generic Application of BFD ' <draft-ietf-bfd-generic-05.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Bidirectional Forwarding Detection Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Ross Callon and David Ward. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-bfd-generic-05.txt
Technical Summary As the utility of BFD has become understood, there have been calls to specify BFD interactions with a growing list of network functions. Rather than producing a long series of short documents on the application of BFD, it seemed worthwhile to describe the interactions between BFD and other network functions ("BFD clients") in a broad way. This document describes the generic application of the Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) protocol. Working Group Summary Working group progress has been reported as quite smooth. Document Quality The protocol is widely implemented and deployed and has become part of default deployments on the internet. The drafts reflect the lessons learned from the deployed and operation. Multiple vendors have implemented and deployed BFD in operational networks. There are a few minor nits to be corrected based on Gen-Art and Last Call comments. The authors would like to correct these along with any IESG comments received. Personnel Dave Ward is the document shepherd. Ross Callon is the responsible Area Director.