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What does BFD stand for?

BFD stands for Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (IP networking)

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The router also supports three different Cisco IOS software licenses: The Metro Services license offers advanced QoS, Carrier Ethernet Layer 2 features, synchronous Ethernet and Ethernet OAM capability; the Metro IP Services license offers all capabilities of the Metro Services license with the addition of Bidirectional Forwarding Detection, Layer 3 routing protocols, multi-VPN routing and Layer 3 Multicast and Forwarding Customer Edge capabilities; and the Metro Aggregation Services license includes all of the above, plus MPLS and Circuit Emulation.
Building on its distributed Ethernet Line Card (ELC) architecture, in 2011 Tellabs will further enhance the IP/Ethernet OAM and performance monitoring capabilities of the Tellabs 8800 series, including the ability to support thousands of Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) sessions per node.
With its recent IxNetwork product release, Ixia introduces PBB/PBB-TE, Ethernet OAM/CFM and Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) testing support.
Key features include: --Dynamic discovery and provisioning of Ethernet subscriber interfaces, --Support for AAA subscriber management for DHCP clients such as IPTV set-top boxes, --A flexible DHCP option policy to handle future home media devices with new DHCP options, and --Support for the IETF Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) protocol to detect and recover from Ethernet link failures.