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Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) Data Channel Switching Capable (DCSC) and Channel Set Label Extensions (RFC6002) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200410D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Oct-11
Document File: 20 page(s) / 23K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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L. Berger: AUTHOR [+2]


This document describes two technology-independent extensions to Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS). Both of these extensions were initially defined in the context of Ethernet services, see [RFC6004] and [RFC6005], but are generic in nature and may be useful to any switching technology controlled via GMPLS.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         L. Berger Request for Comments: 6002                                          LabN Updates: 3471, 3473, 3945, 4202, 4203, 5307                     D. Fedyk Category: Standards Track                                 Alcatel-Lucent ISSN: 2070-1721                                             October 2010

      Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) Data Channel Switching Capable (DCSC)                     and Channel Set Label Extensions


   This document describes two technology-independent extensions to    Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS).  The first    extension defines the new switching type Data Channel Switching    Capable.  Data Channel Switching Capable interfaces are able to    support switching of the whole digital channel presented on single    channel interfaces.  The second extension defines a new type of    generalized label and updates related objects.  The new label is    called the Generalized Channel_Set Label and allows more than one    data plane label to be controlled as part of a Label Switched Path    (LSP).

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

Berger & Fedyk               Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 6002              GMPLS DCSC Channel Extensions         October 2010

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