Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) Applicability Statement (RFC6041)
Original Publication Date: 2010-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Oct-30
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
A. Crouch: AUTHOR [+6]
The Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) protocol defines a standard framework and mechanism for the exchange of information between the logically separate functionality of the control and data forwarding planes of IP routers and similar devices. It focuses on the communication necessary for separation of control plane functionality such as routing protocols, signaling protocols, and admission control from data forwarding plane per-packet activities such as packet forwarding, queuing, and header editing.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) A. Crouch Request for Comments: 6041 H. Khosravi Category: Informational Intel ISSN: 2070-1721 A. Doria, Ed. LTU X. Wang Huawei K. Ogawa NTT Corporation October 2010
Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) Applicability Statement
The Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) protocol defines a standard framework and mechanism for the interconnection between control elements and forwarding elements in IP routers and similar devices. In this document we describe the applicability of the ForCES model and protocol. We provide example deployment scenarios and functionality, as well as document applications that would be inappropriate for ForCES.
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 received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Not all documents approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.
Information about the current status of this document, any errata, and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6041.
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RFC 6041 ForCES Applicability Statement October 2010
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