Multipath Extension for the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol Version 2 (OLSRv2)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, Stan Ratliff <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Document Action: 'Multipath Extension for the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol version 2 (OLSRv2)' to Experimental RFC (draft-ietf-manet-olsrv2-multipath-15.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Multipath Extension for the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol version 2 (OLSRv2)' (draft-ietf-manet-olsrv2-multipath-15.txt) as Experimental RFC This document is the product of the Mobile Ad-hoc Networks 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-manet-olsrv2-multipath/
Technical Summary This document describes an experimental extension of the OLSRv2 protocol that allows for multiple disjoint paths through a MANET network for a source-destination pair. Multiple paths can be used to increase throughput in the MANET, provide load balancing, and improve forwarding reliability. Working Group Summary The document was thoroughly reviewed in the Working Group. There were multiple Last Calls on the document - during previous Last Calls, issues were discovered, discussed, and resolved. The working group reached consensus with the extension, and no issues remain. Document Quality There are three open-source multi-path OLSRv2 implementations available for the purpose of proof-of-concept, network simulation, and field test. Vendors have not indicated plans to implement on a commercial level, hence part of rationale for making this document Experimental. The document was extensively reviewed by Christopher Dearlove, who merits special mention. Personnel Stan Ratliff (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Document Shepherd. Alvaro Retana (email@example.com) is the Responsible Area Director.