Re: New Version Notification for draft-ietf-bfd-vxlan-08.txt

Anoop Ghanwani <> Fri, 01 November 2019 23:24 UTC

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From: Anoop Ghanwani <>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2019 16:24:07 -0700
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Subject: Re: New Version Notification for draft-ietf-bfd-vxlan-08.txt
To: Greg Mirsky <>
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Hi Greg,

A few comments.

The draft has nits, specifically around the way the IPv6 address is written.

In section 4:

BFD packet MUST be encapsulated ->

BFD packets MUST be encapsulated


Destination MAC: This MUST NOT be of one of tenant's MAC
         addresses.  The destination MAC address MAY be the address
         associated with the destination VTEP.  The MAC address MAY be
         configured, or it MAY be learned via a control plane protocol.
         The details of how the MAC address is obtained are outside the
         scope of this document.

It looks like we have removed the option of using a well-known IANA
assigned MAC.  If so, why is the above a MAY and not a MUST?  What else can
it be?  One interpretation is that it can be anything unicast, or
multicast, as long as it's not a tenant MAC.  Is that the intent?  If so,
it would be better to state it that way.  Also (and this is purely
editorial), I think it would be better if the first sentence above were
moved to the end of the paragraph.

"The inner Ethernet frame carrying the BFD
   Control packet- has the following format:"

Extraneous '-' after packet.


On Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 10:53 AM Greg Mirsky <> wrote:

> Dear All,
> the new version includes updates resulting from the discussions of Joel's
> comments in the RtrDir review of BFD over VXLAN draft, comments from Anoop,
> and Dinesh. On behalf of editors, thank you for your constructive comments
> and for sharing your expertise, all much appreciated.
> I hope we've addressed all your comments, and the draft can proceed
> further.
> Regards,
> Greg
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> Subject: New Version Notification for draft-ietf-bfd-vxlan-08.txt
> To: Gregory Mirsky <>om>, Mallik Mudigonda <
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> Prasad Govindan <>om>, Santosh Pallagatti <
> A new version of I-D, draft-ietf-bfd-vxlan-08.txt
> has been successfully submitted by Greg Mirsky and posted to the
> IETF repository.
> Name:           draft-ietf-bfd-vxlan
> Revision:       08
> Title:          BFD for VXLAN
> Document date:  2019-11-01
> Group:          bfd
> Pages:          11
> URL:
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> Abstract:
>    This document describes the use of the Bidirectional Forwarding
>    Detection (BFD) protocol in point-to-point Virtual eXtensible Local
>    Area Network (VXLAN) tunnels forming up an overlay network.
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