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Conveying Vendor-Specific Constraints in the Path Computation Element Communication Protocol (RFC7150) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235497D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Mar-05
Document File: 24 page(s) / 24K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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F. Zhang: AUTHOR [+1]


A Path Computation Element (PCE) is an entity (component, application, or network node) that is capable of computing a network path or route based on a network graph and applying computational constraints. An architecture for the use of PCEs is defined in [RFC4655].

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          F. Zhang Request for Comments: 7150                                        Huawei Category: Standards Track                                      A. Farrel ISSN: 2070-1721                                         Juniper Networks                                                               March 2014

            Conveying Vendor-Specific Constraints in the Path                Computation Element Communication Protocol


   The Path Computation Element communication Protocol (PCEP) is used to    convey path computation requests and responses both between Path    Computation Clients (PCCs) and Path Computation Elements (PCEs) and    between cooperating PCEs.  In PCEP, the path computation requests    carry details of the constraints and objective functions that the PCC    wishes the PCE to apply in its computation.

   This document defines a facility to carry vendor-specific information    in PCEP using a dedicated object and a new Type-Length-Variable that    can be carried in any existing PCEP object.

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

Zhang & Farrel               Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7150           Vendor-Specific Constraints in PCE         March 2014

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1.  Introduction

   A Path Computation Element (PCE) is an entity (component,    application, or network node) that...