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Requirements for Inter-Area MPLS Traffic Engineering (RFC4105)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000125600D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jun-09
Document File: 23 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J.-L. Le Roux: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

This document lists a detailed set of functional requirements for the support of inter-area MPLS Traffic Engineering (inter-area MPLS TE). It is intended that solutions that specify procedures and protocol extensions for inter-area MPLS TE satisfy these requirements.

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Network Working Group                                 J.-L. Le Roux, Ed.
Request for Comments: 4105                                France Telecom
Category: Informational                               J.-P. Vasseur, Ed.
                                                     Cisco Systems, Inc.
                                                           J. Boyle, Ed.
                                                                  PDNETs
                                                               June 2005


         Requirements for Inter-Area MPLS Traffic Engineering

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 (2005).

Abstract

   This document lists a detailed set of functional requirements for the
   support of inter-area MPLS Traffic Engineering (inter-area MPLS TE).
   It is intended that solutions that specify procedures and protocol
   extensions for inter-area MPLS TE satisfy these requirements.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2
   2. Conventions Used in This Document ...............................3
   3. Terminology .....................................................3
   4. Current Intra-Area Uses of MPLS Traffic Engineering .............4
      4.1. Intra-Area MPLS Traffic Engineering Architecture ...........4
      4.2. Intra-Area MPLS Traffic Engineering Applications ...........4
           4.2.1. Intra-Area Resource Optimization ....................4
           4.2.2. Intra-Area QoS Guarantees ...........................5
           4.2.3. Fast Recovery within an IGP Area ....................5
      4.3. Intra-Area MPLS TE and Routing .............................6
   5. Problem Statement, Requirements, and Objectives of Inter-Area ...6
      5.1. Inter-Area Traffic Engineering Problem Statement ...........6
      5.2. Overview of Requirements for Inter-Area MPLS TE ............7
      5.3. Key Objectives for an Inter-Area MPLS-TE Solution ..........8
           5.3.1. Preserving the IGP Hierarchy Concept ................8
           5.3.2. Preserving Scalability ..............................8
   6. Application Scenario.............................................9


Le Roux, et al.              Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 4105                Inter-Area MPLS TE Reqs      ...