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Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) Protocol Specification (RFC5810)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000194163D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Mar-19

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Doria: AUTHOR [+13]

Abstract

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.

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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.

                                                                     IBM

                                                        H. Khosravi, Ed.

                                                                   Intel

                                                            W. Wang, Ed.

                                                                 L. Dong

                                           Zhejiang Gongshang University

                                                                R. Gopal

                                                                   Nokia

                                                              J. Halpern

                                                              March 2010

            Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES)                          Protocol Specification

Abstract

   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).

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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