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Application of Ethernet Pseudowires to MPLS Transport Networks (RFC5994)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200348D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Oct-07
Document File: 22 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Bryant: AUTHOR [+8]

Abstract

Ethernet pseudowires are widely deployed to support packet transport of Ethernet services. These services in-turn provide transport for a variety of client networks, e.g., IP and MPLS. This document uses procedures defined in the existing IETF specifications of Ethernet pseudowires carried over MPLS networks.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                    S. Bryant, Ed. Request for Comments: 5994                                     M. Morrow Category: Informational                                       G. Swallow ISSN: 2070-1721                                            Cisco Systems                                                             R. Cherukuri                                                         Juniper Networks                                                                T. Nadeau                                                      Huawei Technologies                                                              N. Harrison                                                                       BT                                                         B. Niven-Jenkins                                                                  Velocix                                                             October 2010

      Application of Ethernet Pseudowires to MPLS Transport Networks

Abstract

   Ethernet pseudowires are widely deployed to support packet transport    of Ethernet services.  These services in-turn provide transport for a    variety of client networks, e.g., IP and MPLS.  This document uses    procedures defined in the existing IETF specifications of Ethernet    pseudowires carried over MPLS networks.

   Many of the requirements for the services provided by the mechanisms    explained in this document are also recognized by the MPLS transport    profile (MPLS-TP) design effort formed jointly by the IETF and ITU-T.    The solution described here does not address all of the MPLS-TP    requirements, but it provides a viable form of packet transport    service using tools that are already available.

   This document also serves as an indication that existing MPLS    techniques form an appropriate basis for the design of a fully-    featured packet transport solution addressing all of the requirements    of MPLS-TP.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has   ...