Re: [Pals] I-D Action: draft-ietf-pals-ethernet-cw-01.txt

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Re: [Pals] I-D Action: draft-ietf-pals-ethernet-cw-01.txt

Stewart Bryant-2
There is some duplicate text in this version that I missed.

I will correct and re-upload tomorrow when less tired.

Ignore this and look for -02.

- Stewart

On 27/02/2018 21:18, [hidden email] wrote:

> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
> This draft is a work item of the Pseudowire And LDP-enabled Services WG of the IETF.
>          Title           : Use of Ethernet Control Word RECOMMENDED
>          Authors         : Stewart Bryant
>                            Andrew G Malis
>                            Ignas Bagdonas
> Filename        : draft-ietf-pals-ethernet-cw-01.txt
> Pages           : 9
> Date            : 2018-02-27
> Abstract:
>     The pseudowire (PW) encapsulation of Ethernet, as defined in RFC4448,
>     specifies that the use of the control word (CW) is optional.  In the
>     absence of the CW an Ethernet pseudowire packet can be misidentified
>     as an IP packet by a label switching router (LSR).  This in turn may
>     lead to the selection of the wrong equal-cost-multi-path (ECMP) path
>     for the packet, leading in turn to the misordering of packets.  This
>     problem has become more serious due to the deployment of equipment
>     with Ethernet MAC addresses that start with 0x4 or 0x6.  The use of
>     the Ethernet PW CW addresses this problem.  This document recommends
>     the use of the Ethernet pseudowire control word in all but
>     exceptional circumstances.
>     This document updates RFC4448.
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