RFC 5817

Graceful Shutdown in MPLS and Generalized MPLS Traffic Engineering Networks, April 2010

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https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5817.txt
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
Z. Ali
JP. Vasseur
A. Zamfir
J. Newton
Stream:
IETF
Source:
ccamp (rtg)

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DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17487/RFC5817

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Abstract

MPLS-TE Graceful Shutdown is a method for explicitly notifying the nodes in a Traffic Engineering (TE) enabled network that the TE capability on a link or on an entire Label Switching Router (LSR) is going to be disabled. MPLS-TE graceful shutdown mechanisms are tailored toward addressing planned outage in the network. This document provides requirements and protocol mechanisms to reduce or eliminate traffic disruption in the event of a planned shutdown of a network resource. These operations are equally applicable to both MPLS-TE and its Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) extensions. This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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