An rbridge is a hybrid
router/bridge designed to provide bridge-like layer-2 connectivity
with better layer-2 forwarding than current spanning tree
bridges. This list provides a venue for discussing and developing
the rbridge. The concept is outlined in the following papers:
Perlman, Radia, "Rbridges:
Transparent Routing," Proc. Infocom 2004, Mar.
2004. Click here for a cached
copy of the PDF.
Slides from Radia's talk are available in
PowerPoint and PDF.
Perlman, Radia, Eastlake, Donald, "Introduction to Trill", Internet Protocol Journal, Volume 14, Issue 3, Sept. 2011.
Eastlake, Donald, "Trill Tutorial", 2014.
Current documents, including RFCs, WG IDs, and Individual IDs, can be found here:
See also the TRILL WG web pages:
Virtual Internet Architecture: The rbridge can
be described as a layer-2 network within a virtual router,
and as such is an instance of a recursive virtual router described
in the Virtual Internet Architecture:
J. Touch, Y. Wang, L. Eggert, G. Finn, "Virtual
Internet Architecture," Future Developments of
Network Architectures (FDNA) at Sigcomm, August 2003. Available
Fred Templin's Templin-IPVLX
is a system using ipv6 for addressing and ipv4 for encapsulation
over rbridge-like devices; it discusses a number of related
issues as a result.
Draft on Templin-ipvlx (and errata)
D. Eastlake Oct. 2010 NANOG presentation.
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