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RFC 5960

"MPLS Transport Profile Data Plane Architecture", August 2010

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Updated by:
RFC 7274
Authors:
D. Frost, Ed.
S. Bryant, Ed.
M. Bocci, Ed.
Stream:
IETF
Source:
mpls (rtg)

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Abstract

The Multiprotocol Label Switching Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) is the set of MPLS protocol functions applicable to the construction and operation of packet-switched transport networks. This document specifies the subset of these functions that comprises the MPLS-TP data plane: the architectural layer concerned with the encapsulation and forwarding of packets within an MPLS-TP network. This document is a product of a joint Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) / International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) effort to include an MPLS Transport Profile within the IETF MPLS and Pseudowire Emulation Edge-to-Edge (PWE3) architectures to support the capabilities and functionalities of a packet transport network. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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