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RFC 4448

"Encapsulation Methods for Transport of Ethernet over MPLS Networks", April 2006

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Updated by:
RFC 5462
Authors:
L. Martini, Ed.
E. Rosen
N. El-Aawar
G. Heron
Stream:
IETF
Source:
pwe3 (int)

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Abstract

An Ethernet pseudowire (PW) is used to carry Ethernet/802.3 Protocol Data Units (PDUs) over an MPLS network. This enables service providers to offer "emulated" Ethernet services over existing MPLS networks. This document specifies the encapsulation of Ethernet/802.3 PDUs within a pseudowire. It also specifies the procedures for using a PW to provide a "point-to-point Ethernet" service. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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