Pseudowire Setup and Maintenance Using the Label Distribution Protocol (LDP), April 2006
- File formats:
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- Obsoleted by:
- RFC 8077
- Updated by:
- RFC 6723, RFC 6870, RFC 7358
- L. Martini, Ed.
- pwe3 (int)
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Layer 2 services (such as Frame Relay, Asynchronous Transfer Mode, and Ethernet) can be "emulated" over an MPLS backbone by encapsulating the Layer 2 Protocol Data Units (PDU) and transmitting them over "pseudowires". It is also possible to use pseudowires to provide low-rate Time Division Multiplexed and a Synchronous Optical NETworking circuit emulation over an MPLS-enabled network. This document specifies a protocol for establishing and maintaining the pseudowires, using extensions to Label Distribution Protocol (LDP). Procedures for encapsulating Layer 2 PDUs are specified in a set of companion documents. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.