RFC 6329 on IS-IS Extensions Supporting IEEE 802.1aq Shortest Path Bridging

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

        RFC 6329

        Title:      IS-IS Extensions Supporting IEEE 802.1aq 
                    Shortest Path Bridging 
        Author:     D. Fedyk, Ed.,
                    P. Ashwood-Smith, Ed.,
                    D. Allan, A. Bragg,
                    P. Unbehagen
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2012
        Mailbox:    Donald.Fedyk@alcatel-lucent.com, 
        Pages:      37
        Characters: 88465
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-isis-ieee-aq-05.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6329.txt

802.1aq Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) has been standardized by the IEEE
as the next step in the evolution of the various spanning tree and
registration protocols.  802.1aq allows for true shortest path
forwarding in a mesh Ethernet network context utilizing multiple equal
cost paths.  This permits it to support much larger Layer 2 topologies,
with faster convergence, and vastly improved use of the mesh
topology.  Combined with this is single point provisioning for logical
connectivity membership, which includes point-to-point,
point-to-multipoint, and multipoint-to-multipoint variations.  This
memo documents the IS-IS changes required to support this IEEE
protocol and provides some context and examples.  [STANDARDS-TRACK]

This document is a product of the IS-IS for IP Internets Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization state and
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