[spring] Spring protection - determining applicability

"Joel M. Halpern" <jmh@joelhalpern.com> Sun, 02 August 2020 23:50 UTC

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Subject: [spring] Spring protection - determining applicability
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(WG Chair hat Off, this is merely a note from a slightly confused WG 

I have been reading the various repair drafts, and the various networks 
programming and service programming draft, and I am trying to figure out 
one aspect of the combination.

How does a node that is doing some form of bypass (suppose, for 
simplicity, it is Node N2 deciding to bypass the next SID for a failed 
node N3) know that it is safe to do so?

If the path was just for TE, then it is "safe" if the new path meets the 
TE criteria.  or maybe it is safe if it is even close, as long as it is 
not used for too long.

But what if the node were a Firewall, included to meet legal requirements?
Or was some other necessary programmatic transform (wince we are 
deliberately vague about what nodes can do when asked suitably.)

Is there some "can be bypassed" indication in the routing advertisements 
that I missed?

Thank you,