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RFC 7212

"MPLS Generic Associated Channel (G-ACh) Advertisement Protocol", June 2014

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
D. Frost
S. Bryant
M. Bocci
Stream:
IETF
Source:
mpls (rtg)

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Abstract

The MPLS Generic Associated Channel (G-ACh) provides an auxiliary logical data channel associated with a Label Switched Path (LSP), a pseudowire, or a section (link) over which a variety of protocols may flow. These protocols are commonly used to provide Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) mechanisms associated with the primary data channel. This document specifies simple procedures by which an endpoint of an LSP, pseudowire, or section may inform the other endpoints of its capabilities and configuration parameters, or other application-specific information. This information may then be used by the receiver to validate or adjust its local configuration, and by the network operator for diagnostic purposes.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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