Just a few years ago, the IETF’s TRILL (Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links) stirred up a good deal of excitement.
The Packet Pushers did several shows on TRILL and Ethernet fabrics back then, and we were pretty confident that the IETF’s standards effort was the way forward. It was going to be awesome!
Something happened. Was it SDN? Was it an implementation issue? A failed standards project? Or maybe Ethernet just didn’t matter any more. Whatever the reasons, TRILL just didn’t quite take off.
We’ll talk about what happened to TRILL and where the standards effort is today. Joining us for the discussion is Jon Hudson, futurist and principal engineer, and co-chair of the IETF TRILL working group.
Jon, Greg, and Ethan discuss how TRILL works and what problems it was meant to solve, standards implementation issues, how overlays sidestep some of those problems, TRILL’s relationship to SPB, and more.
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Show 97 – The Future Of TRILL And Spanning Tree – Part 1 – Packet Pushers
Show 98 – The Future Of TRILL and Spanning Tree – Part 2 – Packet Pushers
IETF TRILL Working Group – IETF
Explicit Congestion Notification for TRILL – IETF (PDF)
TRILL Review (What went right, what went wrong) – Jon Hudson (PDF)
Show 44 – The Case for Shortest Path Bridging – Packet Pushers
TRILL IN THE DATA CENTER: Look before you leap – Juniper Networks (PDF)
L2 MultiPath Basic Design Differences – Ethereal Mind