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Packet Pseudowire Encapsulation over an MPLS PSN (RFC6658) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000220040D
Original Publication Date: 2012-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2012-Jul-19
Document File: 30 page(s) / 32K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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S. Bryant: AUTHOR [+5]


There is a need to provide a method of carrying a packet service over an MPLS PSN in a way that provides isolation between the two networks. The server MPLS network may be an MPLS network or a network conforming to the MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) [RFC5317]. The client may also be either an MPLS network or a network conforming to the MPLS-TP. Considerations regarding the use of an MPLS network as a server for an MPLS-TP network are outside the scope of this document.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                    S. Bryant, Ed. Request for Comments: 6658                                    L. Martini Category: Standards Track                                     G. Swallow ISSN: 2070-1721                                            Cisco Systems                                                                 A. Malis                                                   Verizon Communications                                                                July 2012

             Packet Pseudowire Encapsulation over an MPLS PSN


   This document describes a pseudowire mechanism that is used to    transport a packet service over an MPLS PSN in the case where the    client Label Switching Router (LSR) and the server Provider Edge    equipments are co-resident in the same equipment.  This pseudowire    mechanism may be used to carry all of the required layer 2 and layer    3 protocols between the pair of client LSRs.

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   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

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Bryant, et al.               Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 6658                        Packet PW                      July 2012

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

     1.1.  Requirement...