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Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) Support for Metro Ethernet Forum and G.8011 Ethernet Service Switching (RFC6004) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200412D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Oct-11
Document File: 30 page(s) / 32K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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L. Berger: AUTHOR [+1]


[MEF6] and [G.8011] provide parallel frameworks for defining network- oriented characteristics of Ethernet services in transport networks. The framework discusses general Ethernet connection characteristics, Ethernet User-Network Interfaces (UNIs) and Ethernet Network-Network Interfaces (NNIs). Within this framework, [G.8011.1] defines the Ethernet Private Line (EPL) service and [G.8011.2] defines the Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) service. [MEF6] covers both service types. [MEF10.1] defines service parameters and [MEF11] provides UNI requirements and framework.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         L. Berger Request for Comments: 6004                                          LabN Category: Standards Track                                       D. Fedyk ISSN: 2070-1721                                           Alcatel-Lucent                                                             October 2010

        Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) Support for Metro Ethernet Forum                  and G.8011 Ethernet Service Switching


   This document describes a method for controlling two specific types    of Ethernet switching via Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching    (GMPLS).  This document supports the types of switching corresponding    to the Ethernet services that have been defined in the context of the    Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and International Telecommunication Union    (ITU) G.8011.  Specifically, switching in support of Ethernet private    line and Ethernet virtual private line services are covered.  Support    for MEF- and ITU-defined parameters is also covered.

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 6004            GMPLS Support for MEF and G.8011        October 2010

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