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The Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Working Group decision on MPLS signaling protocols (RFC3468)

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Original Publication Date: 2003-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Feb-25
Document File: 12 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

L. Andersson: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document documents the consensus reached by the Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Working Group within the IETF to focus its efforts on "Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)-TE: Extensions to RSVP for Label-Switched Paths (LSP) Tunnels" (RFC 3209) as the MPLS signalling protocol for traffic engineering applications and to undertake no new efforts relating to "Constraint-Based LSP Setup using Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)" (RFC 3212). The recommendations of section 6 have been accepted by the IESG.

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Network Working Group                                       L. Andersson

Request for Comments: 3468                                    Consultant

Category: Informational                                       G. Swallow

                                                           Cisco Systems

                                                           February 2003

         The Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Working Group

                 decision on MPLS signaling protocols

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does

   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this

   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document documents the consensus reached by the Multiprotocol

   Label Switching (MPLS) Working Group within the IETF to focus its

   efforts on "Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)-TE: Extensions to

   RSVP for Label-Switched Paths (LSP) Tunnels" (RFC 3209) as the MPLS

   signalling protocol for traffic engineering applications and to

   undertake no new efforts relating to "Constraint-Based LSP Setup

   using Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)" (RFC 3212).  The

   recommendations of section 6 have been accepted by the IESG.

Conventions used in this document

    The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",

   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this

   document are to be interpreted as described in BCP 14, RFC 2119

   [RFC2119].

Andersson & Swallow          Informational                      [Page 1]

RFC 3468          Decision on MPLS Signaling Protocols     February 2003

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction ................................................. 2

        1.1  Objectives of document ................................. 2

        1.2  Nomenclature ........................................... 2

   2.  Background ................................................... 3

   3.  CCAMP implementation study ................................... 4

   4.  MPLS Working Group discussion ................................ 4

        4.1  Phase 1 ................................................ 4

        4.2  IETF process ........................................... 5

        4.3  Relationship to other standards organizations .......... 5

        4.4  Phase 2 ................................................ 5

   5.  MPLS Working Group consensus ................................. 7

   6.  Recommendation to the IESG ................................... 8

   7.  Security Considerations ...................................