RFC 7796

Ethernet-Tree (E-Tree) Support in Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), March 2016

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7796.txt
File formats:
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
Y. Jiang, Ed.
L. Yong
M. Paul
Stream:
IETF
Source:
pals (rtg)

Cite this RFC: TXT  |  XML

DOI:  10.17487/RFC7796

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Abstract

This document specifies a generic Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) solution, which uses VLANs to indicate root or leaf traffic to support Ethernet-Tree (E-Tree) services. A VPLS Provider Edge (PE) model is illustrated as an example for the solution. In the solution, E-Tree VPLS PEs are interconnected by Pseudowires (PWs), which carry the VLAN indicating the E-Tree attribute. The MAC address-based Ethernet forwarding engine and the PW work in the same way as specified in RFC 4762 and RFC 4448, respectively. A signaling mechanism is described to support E-Tree capability and VLAN mapping negotiation.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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