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RFC 6001

"Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) Protocol Extensions for Multi-Layer and Multi-Region Networks (MLN/MRN)", October 2010

Canonical URL:
http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6001.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Updates:
RFC 4202, RFC 4203, RFC 4206, RFC 4874, RFC 4974, RFC 5307
Authors:
D. Papadimitriou
M. Vigoureux
K. Shiomoto
D. Brungard
JL. Le Roux
Stream:
IETF
Source:
ccamp (rtg)

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Abstract

There are specific requirements for the support of networks comprising Label Switching Routers (LSRs) participating in different data plane switching layers controlled by a single Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) control plane instance, referred to as GMPLS Multi-Layer Networks / Multi-Region Networks (MLN/MRN). This document defines extensions to GMPLS routing and signaling protocols so as to support the operation of GMPLS Multi-Layer / Multi-Region Networks. It covers the elements of a single GMPLS control plane instance controlling multiple Label Switched Path (LSP) regions or layers within a single Traffic Engineering (TE) domain. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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