erik.nordmark at oracle.com
Mon Nov 8 17:14:28 PST 2010
On 11/ 8/10 02:34 AM, xuxiaohu 41208 wrote:
>> TRILL is based on the nicknames being assigned randomly and then
>> checkedfor duplicates using IS-IS. That doesn't match how IP
>> addresses are
>> normally assigned.
>> Even if you somehow modify how the IP addresses would be assigned to
>> match TRILL's expectations, you'd still need a way to carry other
>> information that is in the TRILL header. For example, the
>> multi-destination bit is a key part which affects how RBridges forward
> Can't the class D IP addresses and the PIM protocol fill the multicast function that trill does?
> Anything else which is important to trill?
I think you are talking about a protocol which isn't TRILL.
What was discussed in the future work presentation was how to carry
TRILL over what could be viewed as a (virtual) port that uses IP
encapsulation, analogous to how TRILL is carried over Ethernet or PPP.
Nothing in that would change the approved draft-ietf-trill-rbridge-protocol.
What you seem to be talking about is a different protocol that
draft-ietf-trill-rbridge-protocol which does not use nicknames or many
of the other TRILL concepts.
Given that the working group as well as the IESG approved
draft-ietf-trill-rbridge-protocol, such a change seems completely out of
As I think Donald has pointed out earlier, the WG did discuss different
forms of encapsulation in the early days of the WG, and settled on the
TRILL header (and related concepts).
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