MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) Next-Hop Ethernet Addressing (RFC7213)
Original Publication Date: 2014-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Jun-18
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
D. Frost: AUTHOR [+3]
This document presents considerations for link-layer addressing of Ethernet frames carrying MPLS-TP packets. Since MPLS-TP packets are MPLS packets, existing procedures ([RFC3032], [RFC5332]) for the encapsulation of MPLS packets over Ethernet apply. Because IP functionality is optional in an MPLS-TP network, IP-based protocols for Media Access Control (MAC) address learning, such as the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) [RFC826] and IPv6 Neighbor Discovery [RFC4861], may not be available. This document specifies the options for the determination and selection of the next-hop Ethernet MAC address when MPLS-TP is used between nodes that do not have an IP data plane.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) D. Frost Request for Comments: 7213 Blue Sun Category: Standards Track S. Bryant ISSN: 2070-1721 Cisco Systems M. Bocci Alcatel-Lucent June 2014
MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) Next-Hop Ethernet Addressing
The MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) is the set of MPLS protocol functions applicable to the construction and operation of packet- switched transport networks. This document presents considerations for link-layer addressing of Ethernet frames carrying MPLS-TP packets.
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RFC 7213 MPLS-TP Ethernet Addressing June 2014
The MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) [RFC5921] is the set of protocol functions that meet the requirements [RFC5654] for the application of MPLS to the construction and operation of packet-switched...