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Ethernet Traffic Parameters (RFC6003) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200411D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Oct-11
Document File: 28 page(s) / 28K

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o For Ethernet Private Line (EPL) services [MEF6], these traffic parameters are applicable to each Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC) crossing a given port.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                  D. Papadimitriou Request for Comments: 6003                                Alcatel-Lucent Updates: 3471, 3473                                         October 2010 Category: Standards Track ISSN: 2070-1721

                       Ethernet Traffic Parameters


   This document describes the support of Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)    Ethernet traffic parameters as described in MEF10.1 when using    Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) Resource    ReSerVation Protocol - Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE) signaling.

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Papadimitriou                Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 6003               Ethernet Traffic Parameters          October 2010

 1.  Introduction

   Per [RFC3471], Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS)    allows the inclusion of technology-specific parameters in signaling.    This document introduces Ethernet SENDER_TSPEC and FLOWSPEC-specific    objects in support of Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Ethernet traffic    parameters as specified in [MEF10.1] and ITU-T Ethernet Service    Switching as discussed in [RFC6004].  For example:

   o  For Ethernet Private Line (EPL) services [MEF6], these traffic       parameters are applicable to each Ethernet Virtual Connection       (EVC) crossing a given port.

   o  For Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) services [MEF6], these       traffic parameters are applicable per E...