Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) R. Aggarwal Request for Comments: 6389 Juniper Networks Category: Standards Track JL. Le Roux ISSN: 2070-1721 Orange November 2011 MPLS Upstream Label Assignment for LDP
AbstractThis document describes procedures for distributing upstream-assigned labels for the Label Distribution Protocol (LDP). It also describes how these procedures can be used for avoiding branch Label Switching Router (LSR) traffic replication on a LAN for LDP point-to-multipoint (P2MP) Label Switched Paths (LSPs). Status of This Memo This is an Internet Standards Track document. This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Further information on Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741. Information about the current status of this document, any errata, and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6389. Copyright Notice Copyright (c) 2011 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the document authors. All rights reserved. This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal Provisions Relating to IETF Documents (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of publication of this document. Please review these documents carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect to this document. Code Components extracted from this document must include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as described in the Simplified BSD License.
This document may contain material from IETF Documents or IETF Contributions published or made publicly available before November 10, 2008. The person(s) controlling the copyright in some of this material may not have granted the IETF Trust the right to allow modifications of such material outside the IETF Standards Process. Without obtaining an adequate license from the person(s) controlling the copyright in such materials, this document may not be modified outside the IETF Standards Process, and derivative works of it may not be created outside the IETF Standards Process, except to format it for publication as an RFC or to translate it into languages other than English. 1. Introduction ....................................................3 2. Specification of Requirements ...................................3 3. LDP Upstream Label Assignment Capability ........................3 4. Distributing Upstream-Assigned Labels in LDP ....................4 4.1. Procedures .................................................4 5. LDP Tunnel Identifier Exchange ..................................5 6. LDP Point-to-Multipoint LSPs on a LAN ...........................9 7. IANA Considerations ............................................11 7.1. LDP TLVs ..................................................11 7.2. Interface Type Identifiers ................................11 8. Security Considerations ........................................12 9. Acknowledgements ...............................................12 10. References ....................................................12 10.1. Normative References .....................................12 10.2. Informative References ...................................13
RFC5331] for Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) [RFC5036]. These procedures follow the architecture for MPLS upstream label assignment described in [RFC5331]. This document describes extensions to LDP that a Label Switching Router (LSR) can use to advertise whether the LSR supports upstream label assignment to its neighboring LSRs. This document also describes extensions to LDP to distribute upstream-assigned labels. The usage of MPLS upstream label assignment using LDP to avoid branch LSR traffic replication on a LAN for LDP point-to-multipoint (P2MP) Label Switched Paths (LSPs) [RFC6388] is also described. RFC2119]. RFC5331], upstream-assigned label bindings MUST NOT be used unless it is known that a downstream LSR supports them. This implies that there MUST be a mechanism to enable an LSR to advertise to its LDP neighbor LSR(s) its support of upstream-assigned labels. A new Capability Parameter, the LDP Upstream Label Assignment Capability, is introduced to allow an LDP peer to exchange with its peers, its support of upstream label assignment. This parameter follows the format and procedures for exchanging Capability Parameters defined in [RFC5561]. Following is the format of the LDP Upstream Label Assignment Capability Parameter: 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ |1|0| Upstrm Lbl Ass Cap(0x0507)| Length (= 1) | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ |1| Reserved | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
If an LSR includes the Upstream Label Assignment Capability in LDP Initialization messages, it implies that the LSR is capable of both distributing upstream-assigned label bindings and receiving upstream- assigned label bindings. The reserved bits MUST be set to zero on transmission and ignored on receipt. The Upstream Label Assignment Capability Parameter MUST be carried only in LDP Initialization messages and MUST be ignored if received in LDP Capability messages. RFC3032], represented as a 20-bit number in a 4-octet field as specified in Section 184.108.40.206 of RFC 5036 [RFC5036]. RFC5036] other than the modifications pointed out in this section.
An LDP LSR MUST NOT distribute the Upstream-Assigned Label TLV to a neighboring LSR if the neighboring LSR has not previously advertised the Upstream Label Assignment Capability in its LDP Initialization messages. An LDP LSR MUST NOT send the Upstream-Assigned Label Request TLV to a neighboring LSR if the neighboring LSR has not previously advertised the Upstream Label Assignment Capability in its LDP Initialization messages. As described in [RFC5331], the distribution of upstream-assigned labels is similar to either ordered LSP control or independent LSP control of the downstream-assigned labels. When the label distributed in a Label Mapping message is an upstream- assigned label, the Upstream-Assigned Label TLV MUST be included in the Label Mapping message. When an LSR receives a Label Mapping message with an Upstream-Assigned Label TLV and it does not recognize the TLV, it MUST generate a Notification message with a status code of "Unknown TLV" [RFC5036]. If it does recognize the TLV but is unable to process the upstream label, it MUST generate a Notification message with a status code of "No Label Resources". If the Label Mapping message was generated in response to a Label Request message, the Label Request message MUST contain an Upstream-Assigned Label Request TLV. An LSR that generates an upstream-assigned label request to a neighbor LSR, for a given FEC, MUST NOT send a downstream label mapping to the neighbor LSR for that FEC unless it withdraws the upstream-assigned label binding. Similarly, if an LSR generates a downstream-assigned label request to a neighbor LSR, for a given FEC, it MUST NOT send an upstream label mapping to that LSR for that FEC, unless it aborts the downstream-assigned label request. The Upstream-Assigned Label TLV may be optionally included in Label Withdraw and Label Release messages that withdraw/release a particular upstream-assigned label binding. RFC5331], a specific upstream LSR (Ru) MAY transmit an MPLS packet, the top label of which (L) is upstream assigned, to its downstream neighbor LSR (Rd). In this case, the fact that L is upstream assigned is determined by Rd by the tunnel on which the packet is received. There must be a mechanism for Ru to inform Rd that a particular tunnel from Ru to Rd will be used by Ru for transmitting MPLS packets with upstream-assigned MPLS labels. When LDP is used for upstream label assignment, the Interface ID TLV [RFC3472] is used for signaling the Tunnel Identifier. If Ru uses an IP or MPLS tunnel to transmit MPLS packets with upstream assigned labels to Rd, Ru MUST include the Interface ID TLV in the Label
Mapping messages along with the Upstream-Assigned Label TLV. The IPv4/IPv6 Next/Previous Hop Address and the Logical Interface ID fields in the Interface ID TLV SHOULD be set to 0 by the sender and ignored by the receiver. The Length field indicates the total length of the TLV, i.e., 4 + the length of the Value field in octets. A Value field whose length is not a multiple of four MUST be zero- padded so that the TLV is four-octet aligned. Hence the IPv4 Interface ID TLV has the following format: 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ |0|0| Type (0x082d) | Length | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | IPv4 Next/Previous Hop Address (0) | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | Logical Interface ID (0) | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | Sub-TLVs | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ The IPv6 Interface ID TLV has the following format: 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ |0|0| Type (0x082e) | Length | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | IPv6 Next/Previous Hop Address (0) | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | Logical Interface ID (0) | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | Sub-TLVs | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ As shown in the above figures, the Interface ID TLV carries sub-TLVs. Four new Interface ID sub-TLVs are introduced to support RSVP - Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE) P2MP LSPs, LDP P2MP LSPs, IP Multicast Tunnels, and context labels. The sub-TLV value in the sub-TLV acts as the tunnel identifier.
The following sub-TLVs are introduced: 1. RSVP-TE P2MP LSP TLV (Type = 28) The value of the TLV is the RSVP-TE P2MP LSP SESSION Object [RFC4875]. Below is the RSVP-TE P2MP LSP TLV format when carried in the IPv4 Interface ID TLV: 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | Type (0x1c) | 16 | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | P2MP ID | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | MUST be zero | Tunnel ID | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | Extended Tunnel ID | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ Below is the RSVP-TE P2MP LSP TLV format when carried in the IPv6 Interface ID TLV: 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | Type (0x1c) | 28 | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | P2MP ID | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | MUST be zero | Tunnel ID | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | Extended Tunnel ID | | | | ....... | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ This TLV identifies the RSVP-TE P2MP LSP. It allows Ru to tunnel an "inner" LDP P2MP LSP, the label for which is upstream assigned, over an "outer" RSVP-TE P2MP LSP that has leaves <Rd1...Rdn>. The RSVP-TE P2MP LSP IF_ID TLV allows Ru to signal to <Rd1...Rdn> the binding of the inner LDP P2MP LSP to the outer RSVP-TE P2MP LSP. The control- plane signaling between Ru and <Rd1...Rdn> for the inner P2MP LSP uses targeted LDP signaling messages.
2. LDP P2MP LSP TLV (Type = 29) The value of the TLV is the LDP P2MP FEC as defined in [RFC6388] and has to be set as per the procedures in [RFC6388]. Here is the format of the LDP P2MP FEC as defined in [RFC6388]: 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ |P2MP Type | Address Family | Address Length| +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ ~ Root Node Address ~ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | Opaque Length | Opaque Value ... | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ + ~ ~ | | | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ The Address Family MUST be set to IPv4, the Address Length MUST be set to 4, and the Root Node Address MUST be set to an IPv4 address when the LDP P2MP LSP TLV is carried in the IPv4 Interface ID TLV. The Address Family MUST be set to IPv6, the Address Length MUST be set to 16, and the Root Node Address MUST be set to an IPv6 address when the LDP P2MP LSP TLV is carried in the IPv6 Interface ID TLV. The TLV value identifies the LDP P2MP LSP. It allows Ru to tunnel an inner LDP P2MP LSP, the label for which is upstream assigned, over an outer LDP P2MP LSP that has leaves <Rd1...Rdn>. The LDP P2MP LSP IF_ID TLV allows Ru to signal to <Rd1...Rdn> the binding of the inner LDP P2MP LSP to the outer LDP-P2MP LSP. The control-plane signaling between Ru and <Rd1...Rdn> for the inner P2MP LSP uses targeted LDP signaling messages. 3. IP Multicast Tunnel TLV (Type = 30) In this case, the TLV value is a <Source Address, Multicast Group Address> tuple. Source Address is the IP address of the root of the tunnel (i.e., Ru), and Multicast Group Address is the Multicast Group Address used by the tunnel. The addresses MUST be IPv4 addresses when the IP Multicast Tunnel TLV is included in the IPv4 Interface ID TLV. The addresses MUST be IPv6 addresses when the IP Multicast Tunnel TLV is included in the IPv6 Interface ID TLV.
4. MPLS Context Label TLV (Type = 31) In this case, the TLV value is a <Source Address, MPLS Context Label> tuple. The Source Address belongs to Ru and the MPLS Context Label is an upstream-assigned label, assigned by Ru. The Source Address MUST be set to an IPv4 address when the MPLS Context Label TLV is carried in the IPv4 Interface ID TLV. The Source Address MUST be set to an IPv6 address when the MPLS Context Label TLV is carried in the IPv6 Interface ID TLV. This allows Ru to tunnel an inner LDP P2MP LSP, the label of which is upstream assigned, over an outer one-hop MPLS LSP, where the outer one-hop LSP has the following property: o The label pushed by Ru for the outer MPLS LSP is an upstream- assigned context label, assigned by Ru. When <Rd1...Rdn> perform an MPLS label lookup on this label, a combination of this label and the incoming interface MUST be sufficient for <Rd1...Rdn> to uniquely determine Ru's context-specific label space to look up the next label on the stack. <Rd1...Rdn> MUST receive the data sent by Ru with the context-specific label assigned by Ru being the top label on the label stack. Currently, the usage of the Context Label TLV is limited only to LDP P2MP LSPs on a LAN as specified in the next section. The Context Label TLV MUST NOT be used for any other purpose. Note that when the outer P2MP LSP is signaled with RSVP-TE or MLDP, the above procedures assume that Ru has a priori knowledge of all the <Rd1, ... Rdn>. In the scenario where the outer P2MP LSP is signaled using RSVP-TE, Ru can obtain this information from RSVP-TE. However, in the scenario where the outer P2MP LSP is signaled using MLDP, MLDP does not provide this information to Ru. In this scenario, the procedures by which Ru could acquire this information are outside the scope of this document. RFC6388] describes how to setup P2MP LSPs using LDP. On a LAN the solution relies on "ingress replication". An LSR on a LAN, that is a branch LSR for a P2MP LSP (say Ru), sends a separate copy of a packet that it receives on the P2MP LSP to each of the downstream LSRs on the LAN (say <Rd1...Rdn>) that are adjacent to it in the P2MP LSP. It is desirable for Ru to send a single copy of the packet for the LDP P2MP LSP on the LAN, when there are multiple downstream routers
on the LAN that are adjacent to Ru in that LDP P2MP LSP. This requires that each of <Rd1...Rdn> must be able to associate the label L, used by Ru to transmit packets for the P2MP LSP on the LAN, with that P2MP LSP. It is possible to achieve this using LDP upstream- assigned labels with the following procedures. Consider an LSR Rd that receives the LDP P2MP FEC [RFC6388] from its downstream LDP peer. Additionally, consider that the upstream interface to reach LSR Ru that is the next hop to the P2MP LSP root address (Pr) in the LDP P2MP FEC is a LAN interface (Li) and that Rd and Ru support upstream-assigned labels. In this case, instead of sending a Label Mapping message as described in [RFC6388], Rd sends a Label Request message to Ru. This Label Request message MUST contain an Upstream-Assigned Label Request TLV. On receiving this message, Ru sends back a Label Mapping message to Rd with an upstream-assigned label. This message also contains an Interface ID TLV with an MPLS Context Label sub-TLV, as described in the previous section, with the value of the MPLS label set to a value assigned by Ru on interface Li as specified in [RFC5331]. Processing of the Label Request and Label Mapping messages for LDP upstream- assigned labels is as described in Section 4.1. If Ru receives a Label Request for an upstream-assigned label for the same P2MP FEC from multiple downstream LSRs on the LAN, <Rd1...Rdn>, it MUST send the same upstream-assigned label to each of <Rd1...Rdn>. Ru transmits the MPLS packet using the procedures defined in [RFC5331] and [RFC5332]. The MPLS packet transmitted by Ru contains as the top label the context label assigned by Ru on the LAN interface, Li. The bottom label is the upstream label assigned by Ru to the LDP P2MP LSP. The top label is looked up in the context of the LAN interface (Li) by a downstream LSR on the LAN. This lookup enables the downstream LSR to determine the context-specific label space in which to look up the inner label. Note that <Rd1...Rdn> may have more than one equal-cost next hop on the LAN to reach Pr. It MAY be desirable for all of them to send the label request to the same upstream LSR and they MAY select one upstream LSR using the following procedure: 1. The candidate upstream LSRs are numbered from lower to higher IP address. 2. The following hash is performed: H = (Sum Opaque value) modulo N, where N is the number of candidate upstream LSRs. The Opaque value is defined in [RFC6388] and comprises the P2MP LSP identifier.
3. The selected upstream LSR U is the LSR that has the number H. This allows for load balancing of a set of LSPs among a set of candidate upstream LSRs, while ensuring that on a LAN interface, a single upstream LSR is selected. It is also to be noted that the procedures in this section can still be used by Rd and Ru if other LSRs on the LAN do not support upstream label assignment. Ingress replication and downstream label assignment will continue to be used for LSRs that do not support upstream label assignment. Section 3). IANA has assigned the value 0x0507 to this TLV. This document defines a new LDP Upstream-Assigned Label TLV (Section 4). IANA has assigned the type value of 0x204 to this TLV. This document defines a new LDP Upstream-Assigned Label Request TLV (Section 4). IANA has assigned the type value of 0x205 to this TLV. RFC3472] defines the LDP Interface ID IPv4 and IPv6 TLV. These top- level TLVs can carry sub-TLVs dependent on the interface type. These sub-TLVs are assigned "Interface ID Types". IANA maintains a registry of Interface ID Types for use in GMPLS in the registry "Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) Signaling Parameters" and sub-registry "Interface_ID Types". IANA has made the corresponding allocations from this registry as follows: - RSVP-TE P2MP LSP TLV (value 28) - LDP P2MP LSP TLV (value 29) - IP Multicast Tunnel TLV (value 30) - MPLS Context Label TLV (value 31)
RFC5036], [RFC5331], and [RFC5332] apply to this document. More detailed discussion of security issues that are relevant in the context of MPLS and GMPLS, including security threats, related defensive techniques, and the mechanisms for detection and reporting, are discussed in "Security Framework for MPLS and GMPLS Networks" [RFC5920]. RFC6388]. Thanks to Loa Andersson, Adrian Farrel, and Eric Rosen for their comments and review. [RFC2119] Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997. [RFC5036] Andersson, L., Ed., Minei, I., Ed., and B. Thomas, Ed., "LDP Specification", RFC 5036, October 2007. [RFC4875] Aggarwal, R., Ed., Papadimitriou, D., Ed., and S. Yasukawa, Ed., "Extensions to Resource Reservation Protocol - Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE) for Point-to-Multipoint TE Label Switched Paths (LSPs)", RFC 4875, May 2007. [RFC5331] Aggarwal, R., Rekhter, Y., and E. Rosen, "MPLS Upstream Label Assignment and Context-Specific Label Space", RFC 5331, August 2008. [RFC5332] Eckert, T., Rosen, E., Ed., Aggarwal, R., and Y. Rekhter, "MPLS Multicast Encapsulations", RFC 5332, August 2008. [RFC5561] Thomas, B., Raza, K., Aggarwal, S., Aggarwal, R., and JL. Le Roux, "LDP Capabilities", RFC 5561, July 2009. [RFC6388] Wijnands, IJ., Ed., Minei, I., Ed., Kompella, K., and B. Thomas, "Label Distribution Protocol Extensions for Point- to-Multipoint and Multipoint-to-Multipoint Label Switched Paths", RFC 6388, November 2011.
[RFC3032] Rosen, E., Tappan, D., Fedorkow, G., Rekhter, Y., Farinacci, D., Li, T., and A. Conta, "MPLS Label Stack Encoding", RFC 3032, January 2001. [RFC3472] Ashwood-Smith, P., Ed., and L. Berger, Ed., "Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) Signaling Constraint-based Routed Label Distribution Protocol (CR-LDP) Extensions", RFC 3472, January 2003. [RFC5920] Fang, L., Ed., "Security Framework for MPLS and GMPLS Networks", RFC 5920, July 2010.