[rfc-dist] RFC 3717 on IP over Optical Networks: A Framework

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        RFC 3717

        Title:      IP over Optical Networks: A Framework
        Author(s):  B. Rajagopalan, J. Luciani, D. Awduche
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       March 2004
        Mailbox:    braja@tellium.com, james_luciani@mindspring.com,
                    awduche@awduche.com
        Pages:      48
        Characters: 124421
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ipo-framework-05.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3717.txt


The Internet transport infrastructure is moving towards a model of
high-speed routers interconnected by optical core networks.  The
architectural choices for the interaction between IP and optical
network layers, specifically, the routing and signaling aspects, are
maturing.  At the same time, a consensus has emerged in the industry
on utilizing IP-based protocols for the optical control plane.  This
document defines a framework for IP over Optical networks,
considering both the IP-based control plane for optical networks as
well as IP-optical network interactions (together referred to as "IP
over optical networks").

This document is a product of the IP over Optical Working Group of the
IETF.

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Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
USC/Information Sciences Institute

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