Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) Protocol Specification (RFC5810)
Original Publication Date: 2010-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Mar-19
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
A. Doria: AUTHOR [+13]
Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) defines an architectural framework and associated protocols to standardize information exchange between the control plane and the forwarding plane in a ForCES Network Element (ForCES NE). RFC 3654 has defined the ForCES requirements, and RFC 3746 has defined the ForCES framework. While there may be multiple protocols used within the overall ForCES architecture, the terms "ForCES protocol" and "protocol" as used in this document refer to the protocol used to standardize the information exchange between Control Elements (CEs) and Forwarding Elements (FEs) only.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) A. Doria, Ed.
Request for Comments: 5810 Lulea University of Technology
Category: Standards Track J. Hadi Salim, Ed.
ISSN: 2070-1721 Znyx
R. Haas, Ed.
H. Khosravi, Ed.
W. Wang, Ed.
Zhejiang Gongshang University
Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) Protocol Specification
This document specifies the Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) protocol. The ForCES protocol is used for communications between Control Elements(CEs) and Forwarding Elements (FEs) in a ForCES Network Element (ForCES NE). This specification is intended to meet the ForCES protocol requirements defined in RFC 3654. Besides the ForCES protocol, this specification also defines the requirements for the Transport Mapping Layer (TML).
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