RFC 4031

Service Requirements for Layer 3 Provider Provisioned Virtual Private Networks (PPVPNs), April 2005

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M. Carugi, Ed.
D. McDysan, Ed.
l3vpn (int)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC4031

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This document provides requirements for Layer 3 Virtual Private Networks (L3VPNs). It identifies requirements applicable to a number of individual approaches that a Service Provider may use to provision a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service. This document expresses a service provider perspective, based upon past experience with IP-based service offerings and the ever-evolving needs of the customers of such services. Toward this end, it first defines terminology and states general requirements. Detailed requirements are expressed from a customer perspective as well as that of a service provider. This memo provides information for the Internet community.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.

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