Seamless Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (S-BFD)
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: "IETF-Announce" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: "The IESG" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Protocol Action: 'Seamless Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (S-BFD)' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-bfd-seamless-base-11.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Seamless Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (S-BFD)' (draft-ietf-bfd-seamless-base-11.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Bidirectional Forwarding Detection Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Alvaro Retana, Alia Atlas and Deborah Brungard. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-bfd-seamless-base/
Technical Summary This document defines a simplified mechanism to use Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) with large portions of negotiation aspects eliminated, thus providing benefits such as quick provisioning as well as improved control and flexibility to network nodes initiating the path monitoring. Working Group Summary This document was discussed at length with significant participation of the active members of the Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) Working Group. The use cases are seen to enable the use of core BFD technologies in a fashion that leverages existing implementations and protocol machinery while providing a simplified and largely stateless infrastructure for continuity testing. The high participation of the Working Group has ensured that the technical aspects of this mechanism have been thoroughly discussed. Document Quality This document has been subject to multiple Working Group reviews and includes participation from several large vendors. Many of these vendors have implementations in progress for this feature. Personnel Document Shepherd: Jeffrey Haas, co-chair BFD. Responsible Area Director: Alvaro Retana.