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Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) Framework (RFC3746)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028121D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-27
Document File: 41 page(s) / 99K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

L. Yang: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This document defines the architectural framework for the ForCES (Forwarding and Control Element Separation) network elements, and identifies the associated entities and their interactions.

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Network Working Group                                            L. Yang

Request for Comments: 3746                                   Intel Corp.

Category: Informational                                         R. Dantu

                                                    Univ. of North Texas

                                                             T. Anderson

                                                             Intel Corp.

                                                                R. Gopal

                                                                   Nokia

                                                              April 2004

     Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) Framework

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 (2004).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document defines the architectural framework for the ForCES

   (Forwarding and Control Element Separation) network elements, and

   identifies the associated entities and their interactions.

Table of Contents

   1.  Definitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2

       1.1. Conventions used in this document . . . . . . . . . . . .  2

       1.2. Terminologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

   2.  Introduction to Forwarding and Control Element Separation

       (ForCES) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

   3.  Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

       3.1. Control Elements and Fr Reference Point . . . . . . . . . 10

       3.2. Forwarding Elements and Fi reference point. . . . . . . . 11

       3.3. CE Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

       3.4. FE Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

   4.  Operational Phases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

       4.1. Pre-association Phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

            4.1.1. Fl Reference Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

            4.1.2. Ff Reference Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

            4.1.3. Fc Reference Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

       4.2. Post-association Phase and Fp reference point . . . . . . 17

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