RFC 8405 on Shortest Path First (SPF) Back-Off Delay Algorithm for Link-State IGPs

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        RFC 8405

        Title:      Shortest Path First (SPF) Back-Off Delay 
                    Algorithm for Link-State IGPs 
        Author:     B. Decraene,
                    S. Litkowski,
                    H. Gredler,
                    A. Lindem,
                    P. Francois,
                    C. Bowers
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       June 2018
        Mailbox:    bruno.decraene@orange.com, 
        Pages:      14
        Characters: 28446
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-rtgwg-backoff-algo-10.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8405

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC8405

This document defines a standard algorithm to temporarily postpone or
"back off" link-state IGP Shortest Path First (SPF) computations.
This reduces the computational load and churn on IGP nodes when
multiple temporally close network events trigger multiple SPF

Having one standard algorithm improves interoperability by reducing
the probability and/or duration of transient forwarding loops during
the IGP convergence when the IGP reacts to multiple temporally close
IGP events.

This document is a product of the Routing Area Working Group Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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