Routing Bridges (RBridges): Appointed Forwarders
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: RFC Editor <email@example.com>, trill mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, trill chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'RBridges: Appointed Forwarders' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-trill-rbridge-af-05.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'RBridges: Appointed Forwarders' (draft-ietf-trill-rbridge-af-05.txt) as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Ralph Droms and Jari Arkko. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-trill-rbridge-af/
Technical Summary TRILL supports multi-access LAN (Local Area Network) links that can have multiple end stations and RBridges attached. Where multiple RBridges are attached to a link, native traffic to and from end stations on that link is handled by a subset of those RBridges called Appointed Forwarders, with the intent that native traffic in each VLAN (Virtual LAN) be handled by at most one RBridge. The purpose of this document is to improve the documentation of the Appointed Forwarder mechanism. Working Group Summary There was consensus in the document to advance this document after previous versions had elicited requests for clarifications and changes from both TRILL and IS-IS. Document Quality There are interoperable implementations of TRILL that were developed without the benefits of this additional document. The assumptions is that future implementors will benefit from the additional level of detail in this document. Personnel Erik Nordmark <firstname.lastname@example.org> is the document shepherd. Ralph Droms <email@example.com> is the responsible AD.