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MPLS Transport Profile Data Plane Architecture (RFC5960) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198992D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Aug-20
Document File: 30 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Frost: AUTHOR [+6]


The MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) is the set of functions that meet the requirements [RFC5654] for the application of MPLS to the construction and operation of packet-switched transport networks. MPLS-based packet-switched transport networks, and the overall architecture of the MPLS-TP, are defined and described in [RFC5921]. It is assumed that the reader is familiar with that document.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                     D. Frost, Ed. Request for Comments: 5960                                S. Bryant, Ed. Category: Standards Track                                  Cisco Systems ISSN: 2070-1721                                            M. Bocci, Ed.                                                           Alcatel-Lucent                                                              August 2010

              MPLS Transport Profile Data Plane Architecture


   The Multiprotocol Label Switching Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) is the    set of MPLS protocol functions applicable to the construction and    operation of packet-switched transport networks.  This document    specifies the subset of these functions that comprises the MPLS-TP    data plane: the architectural layer concerned with the encapsulation    and forwarding of packets within an MPLS-TP network.

   This document is a product of a joint Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF) / International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication    Standardization Sector (ITU-T) effort to include an MPLS Transport    Profile within the IETF MPLS and Pseudowire Emulation Edge-to-Edge    (PWE3) architectures to support the capabilities and functionalities    of a packet transport network.

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.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

 Frost, et al.                Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 5960             MPLS-TP Data Plane Architecture         August 2010

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