Re: [irs-discuss] Clarification questions ...

Thomas Nadeau <tnadeau@juniper.net> Thu, 02 August 2012 18:23 UTC

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From: Thomas Nadeau <tnadeau@juniper.net>
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On 8/2/12 10:45 AM, "Robert Raszuk" <robert@raszuk.net>; wrote:

>Q1:
>
>I have seen a framework slide showing IRS Agent withing the router.
>
>I would like to clarify if you are going to have such IRS Agent in each
>router participating in given (maybe new) service in the AS ? How many
>IRS clients your envision ?
>
>Is the model of 1000s of IRS agents talking to 10s of IRS clients as
>example ?

	That¹s been a bit of confusion.  The "agent" is the IRS interface on the
router. You could certainly have more htan one, but your implementation
would have to coordinate internally to make sure they can work together.
In the slides, its a logical representation.  Similarly, the "client"
component, is in the simple case, just the lib you import into the
application that understands the protocol; its not necessarily a
stand-alone thing.

>
>Q2:
>
>Is data currently distributed by routing protocols explicitly prohibited
>to be also distributed by IRS overlay and send to the routers by TBD IRS
>channel ?

	I think that is a reasonable question to ask.  I personally see it as
being valid to do both.

	--Tom


>
>Thx a lot !
>R.
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