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L3VPN Working Group                                    IJsbrand Wijnands
Internet Draft                                             Eric C. Rosen
Intended Status: Proposed Standard                   Cisco Systems, Inc.
Updates: 6514
Expires: June 2, 2014                                         Uwe Joorde
                                                        Deutsche Telekom

                                                        December 2, 2013


         Encoding mLDP FECs in the NLRI of BGP MCAST-VPN Routes


                 draft-ietf-l3vpn-mvpn-mldp-nlri-04.txt

Abstract

   Many service providers offer "BGP/MPLS IP VPN" service to their
   customers.  Existing IETF standards specify the procedures and
   protocols that a service provider uses in order to offer this service
   to customers who have IP unicast and IP multicast traffic in their
   VPNs.  It is also desirable to be able to support customers who have
   MPLS multicast traffic in their VPNs.  This document specifies the
   procedures and protocol extensions that are needed to support
   customers who use the Multicast Extensions to Label Distribution
   Protocol (mLDP) as the control protocol for their MPLS multicast
   traffic.  Existing standards do provide some support for customers
   who use mLDP, but only under a restrictive set of circumstances.
   This document generalizes the existing support to include all cases
   where the customer uses mLDP, without any restrictions.


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Table of Contents

 1          Introduction  ..........................................   3
 2          Why This Document is Needed  ...........................   4
 3          Encoding an mLDP FEC in the MCAST-VPN NLRI  ............   5
 4          Wildcards  .............................................   7
 5          IANA Considerations  ...................................   7
 6          Security Considerations  ...............................   8
 7          Acknowledgments  .......................................   8
 8          Authors' Addresses  ....................................   8
 9          Normative References  ..................................   9
10          Informative References  ................................   9













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1. Introduction

   Many service providers (SPs) offer "BGP/MPLS IP VPN" service to their
   customers.  When a customer has IP multicast traffic in its VPN, the
   service provider needs to signal the customer multicast states across
   the backbone.  A customer with IP multicast traffic is typically
   using PIM ("Protocol Independent Multicast") [PIM] and/or IGMP
   ("Internet Group Management Protocol") [IGMP] as the multicast
   control protocol in its VPN.  The IP multicast states of these
   protocols are commonly denoted as "(S,G)" and/or "(*,G)" states,
   where "S" is a multicast source address and "G" is a multicast group
   address.  [MVPN-BGP] specifies the way an SP may use BGP to signal a
   customer's IP multicast states across the SP backbone.  This is done
   by using "Multiprotocol BGP" Updates whose "Subsequent Address
   Family" value is "MCAST-VPN" (5).  The NLRI ("Network Layer
   Reachability Information") field of these Updates includes a customer
   Multicast Source field and a customer Multicast Group field, thus
   enabling the customer's (S,G) or (*,G) states to be encoded in the
   NLRI.

   It is also desirable for the BGP/MPLS IP VPN service to be able to
   support customers who are using MPLS multicast, either instead of, or
   in addition to, IP multicast.  This document specifies the procedures
   and protocol extensions needed to support customers who use mLDP
   ("Multicast Extensions to Label Distribution Protocol") [mLDP] to
   create and maintain Point-to-Multipoint (P2MP) and/or Multipoint-to-
   Multipoint (MP2MP) Label Switched Paths (LSPs).  While mLDP is not
   the only protocol that can be used to create and maintain multipoint
   LSPs, consideration of other MPLS multicast control protocols is
   outside the scope of this document.

   When a customer is using mLDP in its VPN, the customer multicast
   states associated with mLDP are denoted by an mLDP "FEC Element"
   ("Forwarding Equivalance Class element", see [mLDP]), instead of by
   an (S,G) or (*,G).  Thus it is necessary to have a way to encode a
   customer's mLDP FEC Elements in the NLRI field of the BGP MCAST-VPN
   routes.

   While [MVPN-BGP] does specify a way of encoding an mLDP FEC Element
   in the MCAST-VPN NLRI field, the encoding specified therein makes a
   variety of restrictive assumptions about the customer's use of mLDP.
   (These assumptions are described in section 2 of this document.)  The
   purpose of this document is to update [MVPN-BGP] so that customers
   using mLDP in their VPNs can be supported even when those assumptions
   do not hold.

   Some SPs use the MVPN procedures to provide "global table multicast"
   service (i.e., multicast service that is not in the context of a VPN)



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   to customers.  Methods for doing this are specified in [GTM] and in
   [SEAMLESS-MCAST].  The procedures described in this document can be
   used along with the procedures of [GTM] or [SEAMLESS-MCAST] to
   provide global table multicast service to customers that use MPLS
   multicast in a global table context.

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].


2. Why This Document is Needed

   An mLDP FEC Element consists of a FEC Type, a Root Node, and an
   Opaque Value.  mLDP uses several FEC types, and in particular, uses
   the FEC type to distinguish between P2MP LSPs and MP2MP LSPs.

   Section 11.1.2 of [MVPN-BGP] ("Originating routes: mLDP as the C-
   multicast control protocol") states:

       Whenever a PE receives from one of its CEs a P2MP Label Map <X,
       Y, L> over interface I, where X is the Root Node Address, Y is
       the Opaque Value, and L is an MPLS label ... the PE constructs a
       Source Tree Join C-multicast route whose MCAST-VPN NLRI contains
       X as the Multicast Source field, and Y as the Multicast Group
       field.

   In other words, the Root Node of the mLDP FEC Element appears in the
   Multicast Source Field, and the Opaque Value of the mLDP FEC Element
   appears in the Multicast Group field.

   This method of encoding an mLDP FEC in an MCAST-VPN NLRI can only be
   used if all of the following conditions hold:

      1. A customer using mLDP is not also using PIM/IGMP.

         The encoding in [MVPN-BGP] does not specify any way in which
         one can determine, upon receiving a BGP Update, whether the
         Multicast Group field contains an IP address or whether it
         contains an mLDP FEC Element Opaque Value.  Therefore it may
         not uniquely identify a customer multicast state if the
         customer is using both PIM/IGMP and mLDP in its VPN.

      2. A customer using mLDP is using only the mLDP P2MP FEC Element,
         and is not using the mLDP MP2MP FEC Element.

         The encoding in [MVPN-BGP] does not specify any way to encode
         the type of the mLDP FEC Element; it just assumes it to be a



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         P2MP FEC Element.

      3. A customer using mLDP is using only an mLDP Opaque Value type
         for which the Opaque Value is exactly 32 bits or 128 bits long.

         The use of Multicast Group fields that have other lengths is
         declared by [MVPN-BGP] to be "out of scope" of that document
         (see, e.g., section 4.3 of that document).

         This condition holds if the customer uses only the mLDP
         "Generic LSP Identifier" Opaque Value type (defined in [mLDP]).
         However, mLDP supports many other Opaque Value types whose
         length is not restricted to be 32 or 128 bits.

   The purpose of this document is to update [MVPN-BGP] so that
   customers using mLDP can be supported, even when these conditions do
   not hold.


3. Encoding an mLDP FEC in the MCAST-VPN NLRI

   This section specifies the way to encode an mLDP FEC element in the
   NLRI of the following three MCAST-VPN route types defined in [MVPN-
   BGP]:

     - C-multicast Source Tree Join,

     - S-PMSI A-D route, and

     - Leaf A-D route.

   The other four MCAST-VPN route types defined in [MVPN-BGP] do not
   ever need to carry mLDP FEC Elements. The C-multicast Shared Tree
   Join route and the Source Active A-D route are used to communicate
   state about unidirectional shared trees; since mLDP does not have
   unidirectional shared trees, these routes are not used to signal mLDP
   states.  The Intra-AS I-PMSI A-D route and the Inter-AS I-PMSI A-D
   route do not identify specific customer multicast states, and hence
   do not carry any information that is specific to the customer's
   multicast control protocol.

   Per [MVPN-BGP], the first octet of the NLRI of an MCAST-VPN route is
   a "route type".  Only values 1-7 are defined.  The high order 5 bits
   of that octet are thus always zero.

   This document updates [MVPN-BGP] by specifying a use for the high
   order 2 bits of the "route type" octet.  The following two values are
   defined:



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     - If the two high order bits are both zero, the NLRI is as
       specified in [MVPN-BGP] and/or [MVPN-WILDCARDS].

     - If the two high order bits have the value 01, the NLRI encoding
       is modified as follows: the "Multicast Source Length", "Multicast
       Source", "Multicast Group" length, and "Multicast Group" fields
       are omitted, and in their place is a single mLDP FEC Element, as
       defined in [mLDP].  See section 2.2 of [mLDP] for a diagram of
       the mLDP FEC element.

   The other two possible values (11 and 10) for the two high order bits
   may be used at a later time to identify other multicast control
   protocols.

   As a result, the NLRI of an S-PMSI A-D route with an mLDP FEC in its
   NLRI will consist of a Route Distinguisher, followed by the mLDP FEC,
   followed by the "Originating Router's IP Address Field".

   The NLRI of a C-multicast Source Tree Join route with an mLDP FEC in
   its NLRI will consist of a Route Distinguisher, followed by the
   Source AS, followed by the mLDP FEC.

   In a Leaf A-D route that has been derived from an S-PMSI A-D route,
   the "route key" field remains the NLRI of the S-PMSI A-D route from
   which it was derived.

   In a Leaf A-D route that has not been derived from an S-PMSI A-D
   route, the "route key" field is as specified in [SEGMENTED-MVPN],
   except that the "Multicast Source Length", "Multicast Source",
   "Multicast Group" length, and "Multicast Group" fields are omitted,
   and in their place is a single mLDP FEC Element.  Thus the route key
   field consists of a Route Distinguisher, an MLDP FEC element, and the
   IP address of the Ingress PE router.

   An mLDP FEC element contains an "address family" field from IANA's
   "Address Family Numbers" registry.  This identifies the address
   family of the "root node address" field of the FEC element.  When an
   mLDP FEC element is encoded into the NLRI of an a BGP update whose
   SAFI is MCAST-VPN, the address family of the root node (as indicated
   in the FEC element) MUST "correspond to" the address family that is
   identified in the AFI field of that BGP update.  These two "address
   family" fields are considered to "correspond" under the following
   conditions:

     - they contain identical values, or






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     - the BGP update's AFI field identifies IPv4 as the address family,
       and the mLDP FEC element identifies "Multi-Topology IPv4" as the
       address family of the root node, or

     - the BGP update's AFI field identifies IPv6 as the address family,
       and the mLDP FEC element identifies "Multi-Topology IPv6" as the
       address family of the root node.

   For more information about the "multi-topology" address families, see
   [LDP-MT] and [mLDP-MT].


4. Wildcards

   [MVPN-WILDCARDS] specifies encodings and procedures that allow
   "wildcards" to be specified in the NLRI of S-PMSI A-D routes.  A set
   of rules are given that specify when a customer multicast flow
   "matches" a given S-PMSI A-D route whose NLRI contains wildcards.
   However, the use of these wildcards is defined only for the case
   where the customer is using PIM as its multicast control protocol.
   The use of wildcards when the customer is using mLDP as its multicast
   control protocol is outside the scope of this document.

5. IANA Considerations

   [MVPN-BGP] does not create a registry for the allocation of new
   MCAST-VPN Route Type values.  In retrospect, it seems that it should
   have done so.  IANA should create a registry called "MCAST-VPN Route
   Types", referencing this document and [MVPN-BGP].  The allocation
   policy should be "Standards Action with Early Allocation", and the
   assignable values are in the range 0-0xFF.  The following values
   should be assigned:

     - 0x00: Reserved

     - 0x01: Intra-AS I-PMSI A-D route (reference: [MVPN-BGP])

     - 0x02: Inter-AS I-PMSI A-D route (reference: [MVPN-BGP])

     - 0x03: S-PMSI A-D route for PIM as the C-multicast control
       protocol (reference: [MVPN-BGP])

     - 0x43: S-PMSI A-D route for mLDP as the C-multicast control
       protocol (reference: this document)







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     - 0x04: Leaf A-D route for PIM as the C-multicast control protocol
       (reference: [MVPN-BGP])

     - 0x44: Leaf A-D route for mLDP as the C-multicast control protocol
       (reference: this document)

     - 0x05: Source Active A-D route for PIM as the C-multicast control
       protocol (reference: [MVPN-BGP])

     - 0x06: Shared Tree Join route for PIM as the C-multicast control
       protocol (reference: [MVPN-BGP])

     - 0x07: Source Tree Join route for PIM as the C-multicast control
       protocol (reference: [MVPN-BGP])

     - 0x47: Source Tree Join route for mLDP as the C-multicast control
       protocol (reference: this document)


6. Security Considerations

   This document specifies a method of encoding an mLDP FEC element in
   the NLRI of some of the BGP Update messages that are specified in
   [MVPN-BGP].  The security considerations of [mLDP] and of [MVPN-BGP]
   are applicable, but no new security considerations are raised.


7. Acknowledgments

   The authors wish to think Pradosh Mohapatra and Saquib Najam for
   their ideas and comments.  We also thank Yakov Rekhter for his
   comments.



8. Authors' Addresses

   IJsbrand Wijnands
   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   De kleetlaan 6a Diegem 1831
   Belgium
   E-mail: ice@cisco.com









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   Eric C. Rosen
   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   1414 Massachusetts Avenue
   Boxborough, MA, 01719
   E-mail: erosen@cisco.com


   Uwe Joorde
   Deutsche Telekom
   Hammer Str. 216-226
   D-48153 Muenster, Germany
   E-mail: Uwe.Joorde@telekom.de



9. Normative References

   [mLDP] "Label Distribution Protocol Extensions for Point-to-
   Multipoint and Multipoint-to-Multipoint Label Switched Paths",
   Wijnands, Minei, Kompella, Thomas, RFC 6388, November 2011

   [MVPN-BGP] "BGP Encodings and Procedures for Multicast in MPLS/BGP IP
   VPNs", Aggarwal, Rosen, Morin, Rekhter, RFC 6514, February 2012

   [RFC2119] "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement
   Levels.", Bradner, RFC 2119, March 1997


10. Informative References

   [GTM] "Global Table Multicast with BGP-MVPN Procedures", Zhang,
   Giuliano, Rosen, Subramanian, Pacella, Schiller, draft-zzhang-l3vpn-
   mvpn-global-table-mcast-01.txt, October 2013

   [IGMP] "Internet Group Management Protocol, Version 3", Cain,
   Deering, Kouvelas, Fenner, Thyagarajan, RFC 3376, October 2002

   [LDP-MT] "LDP Extensions for Multi-Topology Routing", Zhao, et. al.,
   draft-ietf-mpls-ldp-multi-topology-09.txt, October 2013

   [mLDP-MT] "mLDP Extensions for Multi Topology Routing", Wijnands,
   Raza, draft-iwijnand-mpls-mldp-multi-topology-03.txt, June 2013

   [MVPN-WILDCARDS], "Wildcards in Multicast VPN Auto-Discovery Routes",
   Rosen, Rekhter, Hendrickx, Qiu, RFC 6625, May 2012

   [PIM] "Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-SM)",
   Fenner, Handley, Holbrook, Kouvelas, August 2006, RFC 4601



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   [SEAMLESS-MCAST] "Inter-Area P2MP Segmented LSPs", Rekhter, Aggarwal,
   Morin, Grosclaude, Leymann, Saad, draft-ietf-mpls-seamless-
   mcast-08.txt,  November 2013
















































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