RFC 8249 on Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL): MTU Negotiation

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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        
        RFC 8249

        Title:      Transparent Interconnection of Lots of 
                    Links (TRILL): MTU Negotiation 
        Author:     M. Zhang, 
                    X. Zhang,
                    D. Eastlake 3rd, 
                    R. Perlman,
                    S. Chatterjee
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       September 2017
        Mailbox:    zhangmingui@huawei.com, 
                    zhangxudong@huawei.com, 
                    d3e3e3@gmail.com,
                    radia@alum.mit.edu, 
                    somnath.chatterjee01@gmail.com
        Pages:      15
        Characters: 32423
        Updates:    RFC 6325, RFC 7177, RFC 7780

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-trill-mtu-negotiation-08.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8249

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC8249

The base IETF TRILL (Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links)
protocol has a TRILL campus-wide MTU feature, specified in RFCs 6325
and 7177, that assures that link-state changes can be successfully
flooded throughout the campus while being able to take advantage of a
campus-wide capability to support jumbo packets.  This document
specifies recommended updates to that MTU feature to take advantage,
for appropriate link-local packets, of link-local MTUs that exceed
the TRILL campus MTU.  In addition, it specifies an efficient
algorithm for local MTU testing.  This document updates RFCs 6325,
7177, and 7780.

This document is a product of the Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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