This solution does not work since an ESI spans over more than one EVI.
With an ESI SID, the egress PE won’t know the VPN to import coming packets.
If we want to go down that road, we need to have an SID per ESI/EVI.
The way we are doing it is very similar. By combining 2 information, an per
ESI/EVI SID create is used in forwarding.
It is funny that you think the forwarding will be better since you are getting
to same situation.
In fact, the packet transports an unique SID… so I don’t get why it is complex.
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Subject: Discussions on ESI filtering procedure in SRv6 EVPN (defined in
I have some questions on ESI filtering procedure of draft-dawra-idr-srv6-vpn-03
to discuss together with you.
1) The ESI Label(Arg.FE2) is included in the DIP, following the draft above.
and the ESI filtering procedures is similar to MPLS EVPN with ESI-label lookup.
so it's a little complex in both data plane and control plane.
but, if we introduce a End.ESI SID and make the SIP carry the End.ESI SID,
the data plane and control plane is more simpler.
and The ESI-filtering procedures is that:
in the egress PE, the SIP is compared with the corresponding End.ESI SID of
each outputing AC,
when they are the same, the packet passed, otherwise the packet dropped.
This is very similar to PBB EVPN ESI-filtering, where S-BMAC take the place of
How do you think this method?
2) If the Source ESI is carried on the bottom of the SID stack in the SRH,
and we don't expect that the service SID is the bottom of the SID stack in
we can do the ESI-filtering as the following:
in the egress PE, the source-ESI is compared with the corresponding ESI of
each outputing AC,
the packet passed if they are the same, otherwise the packet dropped.
the ESI in SRH can be used to do differentiated procedures for some
for example, we can mirror a specified ESI's packets to a server,
it seems that the differentiated procedures based on source-ESI is not
supportted in current SRv6 EVPN procedures.
but both the two method can do this.
Is there something important I missed?
3) In current SRv6 EVPN procedures, when the BUM packets is replicated on the
it means that the ESI-label is upstream-assigned, and the dataplane is
but the above two methods are as simple as the ingress-replication scenario.
so maybe it's an advantage of the above two methods?
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