ROLL WG Design Team for bitstring addressing. See

ROLL WG Design Team for bitstring addressing.

The intended first phase charter of this design team is to generate guidance for next steps in ROLL to scope and adopt work to support efficiently encoded "bitstring" style addresses. This addressing is meant to support more lightweight unicast and multicast forwarding options - both in terms of packet header size and/or per-node state. One starting point is stateless BIER-TE bitstring style addresses allowing to specify paths just as a sequence of bit addresses. The other starting point is bloom filters to compress large, stateful BIER bitstring style addressing.

The design team will consult with BIER WG, but because ROLL is focusing on low bitrate, low-power, software-forwarding, its solution space can explore options that may not necessarily be considered appropriate for general purpose BIER solutions that desire to support ASIC/NPU forwarding.

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