RFC 7338

Requirements and Framework for Point-to-Multipoint Pseudowires over MPLS Packet Switched Networks, September 2014

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F. Jounay, Ed.
Y. Kamite, Ed.
G. Heron
M. Bocci
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DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17487/RFC7338

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This document presents a set of requirements and a framework for providing a point-to-multipoint pseudowire (PW) over MPLS Packet Switched Networks. The requirements identified in this document are related to architecture, signaling, and maintenance aspects of point-to-multipoint PW operation. They are proposed as guidelines for the standardization of such mechanisms. Among other potential applications, point-to-multipoint PWs can be used to optimize the support of multicast Layer 2 services (Virtual Private LAN Service and Virtual Private Multicast Service).

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

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