Extensions to the Path Computation Element Communication Protocol (PCEP) for Point-to-Multipoint Traffic Engineering Label Switched Paths (RFC6006)
Original Publication Date: 2010-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Sep-22
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
Q. Zhao: AUTHOR [+8]
The Path Computation Element (PCE) defined in [RFC4655] is an entity that is capable of computing a network path or route based on a network graph, and applying computational constraints. A Path Computation Client (PCC) may make requests to a PCE for paths to be computed.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Q. Zhao, Ed. Request for Comments: 6006 Huawei Technology Category: Standards Track D. King, Ed. ISSN: 2070-1721 Old Dog Consulting F. Verhaeghe Thales Communication France T. Takeda NTT Corporation Z. Ali Cisco Systems, Inc. J. Meuric France Telecom September 2010
Extensions to the Path Computation Element Communication Protocol (PCEP) for Point-to-Multipoint Traffic Engineering Label Switched Paths
Point-to-point Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) Traffic Engineering Label Switched Paths (TE LSPs) may be established using signaling techniques, but their paths may first need to be determined. The Path Computation Element (PCE) has been identified as an appropriate technology for the determination of the paths of point-to-multipoint (P2MP) TE LSPs.
This document describes extensions to the PCE communication Protocol (PCEP) to handle requests and responses for the computation of paths for P2MP TE LSPs.
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