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Adopting draft-francois-ordered-fib-00.txt as a WG document

Subject: Adopting draft-francois-ordered-fib-00.txt as a WG document
From: Olivier Bonaventure
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 22:17:28 +0100
Dear All,

We would like to propose to consider draft-francois-ordered-fib-00.txt
as a working group document. This draft was presented in Paris and no
objections were raised. It proposes techniques to order the FIB updates
in an IP network using a link state routing protocol to avoid transient
forwarding loops. We believe that this draft is important for the fast
reroute work done within this WG, but also as a standalone document.
Measurements performed in IP networks show that planned topology changes
are very common. For example, [1] reports that in the Sprint network,
20% of the topology changes are due to maintenance operations. We
discussed this issue with several ISPs that confirmed that correctly
handling the non-urgent topology changes was an important problem to be

You can find the current version of the draft on the IETF web site

[1] Athina Markopoulou and Gianluca Iannaccone and Supratik
Bhattacharyya and Chen-Nee Chuah and Christophe Diot (2004).
Characterization of Failures in an IP Backbone.
In: IEEE Infocom. Hong Kong. March 2004.

Best regards,

Olivier Bonaventure

CSE Dept. UCL, Belgium - http://www.info.ucl.ac.be/people/OBO/

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