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Requirements for Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) Signaling Usage and Extensions for Automatically Switched Optical Network (ASON) (RFC4139)

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Original Publication Date: 2005-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jul-27
Document File: 17 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Papadimitriou: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

The Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) suite of protocols has been defined to control different switching technologies and different applications. These include support for requesting Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) connections, including Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) and Optical Transport Networks (OTNs).

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Network Working Group                                   D. Papadimitriou
Request for Comments: 4139                                       Alcatel
Category: Informational                                         J. Drake
                                                                  Boeing
                                                                  J. Ash
                                                                     ATT
                                                               A. Farrel
                                                      Old Dog Consulting
                                                                  L. Ong
                                                                   Ciena
                                                               July 2005


       Requirements for Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) Signaling Usage
   and Extensions for Automatically Switched Optical Network (ASON)

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

   The Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) suite of
   protocols has been defined to control different switching
   technologies and different applications.  These include support for
   requesting Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) connections, including
   Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
   (SDH) and Optical Transport Networks (OTNs).

   This document concentrates on the signaling aspects of the GMPLS
   suite of protocols.  It identifies the features to be covered by the
   GMPLS signaling protocol to support the capabilities of an
   Automatically Switched Optical Network (ASON).  This document
   provides a problem statement and additional requirements for the
   GMPLS signaling protocol to support the ASON functionality.


Papadimitriou, et al.        Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 4139     GMPLS Signaling Usage and Extensions for ASON     July 2005


1.  Introduction

   The Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) suite of
   protocol specifications provides support for controlling different
   switching t...