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Network Working Group                                              X. Xu
Internet-Draft                                                    Huawei
Intended status: Standards Track                             U. Chunduri
Expires: December 6, 2014                                       Ericsson
                                                               M. Bhatia
                                                          Alcatel-Lucent
                                                            June 4, 2014


             Carrying Routable IP Addresses in OSPF RI LSA
                  draft-xu-ospf-routable-ip-address-00

Abstract

   This document proposes two new TLVs within the body of the OSPF
   Router Information (RI) Opaque LSA, called Routable IPv4 Address TLV
   and Routable IPv6 Address TLV.  Here the OSPF means boths OSPFv2 and
   OSPFv3.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Routable IPv4 Address TLV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Routable IPv6 Address TLV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4

1.  Introduction

   There are several situations where it is required for OSPF routers in
   one area to find correlations between routable IP addresses and
   capabilities of OSPF routers in another area.  One example is the
   Entropy Label Capability (ELC) advertisement [I-D.xu-ospf-mpls-elc]
   across the OSPF domain.  In this example, assume the ELC TLV
   orginated by a router in one area is propagated to another area,
   those routers in the latter area need to find routable IP addresses
   of the router originating that ELC TLV before inserting the Entropy
   Label (EL) for packets going to the Label Switch Path (LSP) tunnel
   towards one of the above routable IP addresses.  Another example is
   the S-BFD discriminator distribution
   [I-D.bhatia-ospf-sbfd-discriminator] across the OSPF domain.  In this
   example, assume the S-BFD Discriminator TLV orginated by a router in
   one area is propagated to another area, those routers in the latter
   area need to find routable IP addresses of the router originating
   that S-BFD Discriminator TLV so as to set up S-BDF seesions with that
   originating router.

   However, in the OSPF Router Information (RI) Opaque LSA as defined in
   [RFC4970], which is used by OSPF routers to announce their
   capabilities, there is no such field for containing routable IP
   addresses of the originating router.  Therefore, this document
   propose two new TLVs within the body of OSPF RI LSA, called Routable
   IPv4 Address TLV and Routable IPv6 Address TLV, which are used to
   carry routable IPv4 and IPv6 addresses respectively.  Here the OSPF
   means boths OSPFv2 and OSPFv3.





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1.1.  Requirements Language

   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 RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

2.  Terminology

   This memo makes use of the terms defined in [RFC4970].

3.  Routable IPv4 Address TLV

   A new TLV within the body of the OSPFv2 RI Opaque LSA, called
   Routable IPv4 Address TLV is defined to carry one or more routable
   IPv4 addresses of the router originating the RI LSA.  The Type of
   this TLV is TBD, the Length is variable (multiple of 4), and the
   Value field contains one or more routable IPv4 addresses of the
   router originating the RI LSA.  This TLV is only applicable to
   OSPFv2.  The scope of the advertisement depends on the application
   but it is recommended that it SHOULD be domain-wide.

4.  Routable IPv6 Address TLV

   A new TLV within the body of the OSPFv3 RI Opaque LSA, called
   Routable IPv6 Address TLV is defined to carry one or more routable
   IPv6 global addresses of the router originating the RI LSA.  The Type
   of this TLV is TBD, the Length is variable (multiple of 16), and the
   Value field contains one or more routable IPv6 global addresses of
   the router originating the RI LSA.  This TLV is only applicable to
   OSPFv3.  The scope of the advertisement depends on the application
   but it is recommended that it SHOULD be domain-wide.

5.  Acknowledgements

   Thanks Karsten Thomann, Anton Smirnov, Joel Jaeggli, Joel M.
   Halpern, Wes George, Les Ginsberg and Acee Lindem for their valuable
   comments on the initial idea of this draft.

6.  IANA Considerations

   This document includes a request to IANA to allocate two TLV type
   codes for the new RI LSA TLVs proposed in this document respectively.

7.  Security Considerations

   This document does not introduce any new security risk.





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8.  References

8.1.  Normative References

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997.

   [RFC4970]  Lindem, A., Shen, N., Vasseur, JP., Aggarwal, R., and S.
              Shaffer, "Extensions to OSPF for Advertising Optional
              Router Capabilities", RFC 4970, July 2007.

8.2.  Informative References

   [I-D.bhatia-ospf-sbfd-discriminator]
              Bhatia, M., Ranganath, T., Pignataro, C., and S. Aldrin,
              "OSPF extensions to advertise S-BFD Target Discriminator",
              draft-bhatia-ospf-sbfd-discriminator-00 (work in
              progress), May 2014.

   [I-D.xu-ospf-mpls-elc]
              Xu, X., Kini, S., Sivabalan, S., and C. Filsfils,
              "Signaling Entropy Label Capability Using OSPF", draft-xu-
              ospf-mpls-elc-00 (work in progress), December 2013.

Authors' Addresses

   Xiaohu Xu
   Huawei

   Email: xuxiaohu@huawei.com


   Uma Chunduri
   Ericsson

   Email: uma.chunduri@ericsson.com


   Manav Bhatia
   Alcatel-Lucent

   Email: manav.bhatia@alcatel-lucent.com









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