[quagga-dev 511] RFC 3654 on Requirements for Separation of IP Control and Forwarding

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at gitoyen.net
Wed Dec 3 09:16:51 GMT 2003


IMHO, a very important RFC for Quagga. If the Forces Working Group
succeeds in producing an usable protocol, we could see Quagga
installable in Cisco and Juniper routers :-)

Executive summary: Forces works on the separation between the
Forwarding Engine (the Unix kernel for us) and the Control Engine
(Quagga). With a standard protocol between them, we could imagine
high-performance forwarding network cards, pluggable in a PC and
drivable from Quagga.

Network Working Group                                   H. Khosravi, Ed.
Request for Comments: 3654                              T. Anderson, Ed.
Category: Informational                                            Intel
                                                           November 2003


       Requirements for Separation of IP Control and Forwarding

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document introduces the Forwarding and Control Element
   Separation (ForCES) architecture and defines a set of associated
   terminology.  This document also defines a set of architectural,
   modeling, and protocol requirements to logically separate the control
   and data forwarding planes of an IP (IPv4, IPv6, etc.) networking
   device.

   This document introduces the Forwarding and Control Element
   Separation (ForCES) architecture and defines a set of associated
   terminology.  This document also defines a set of architectural,
   modeling, and protocol requirements to logically separate the control
   and data forwarding planes of an IP (IPv4, IPv6, etc.) networking
   device.

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