[rfc-dist] RFC 4448 on Encapsulation Methods for Transport of Ethernet over MPLS Networks
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Title: Encapsulation Methods for Transport of
Ethernet over MPLS Networks
Author: L Martini, Ed.,
E. Rosen, N. El-Aawar,
Status: Standards Track
Date: April 2006
Mailbox: lmartini at cisco.com,
nna at level3.net,
giles.heron at tellabs.com, erosen at cisco.com
I-D Tag: draft-ietf-pwe3-ethernet-encap-11.txt
An Ethernet pseudowire (PW) is used to carry Ethernet/802.3 Protocol
Data Units (PDUs) over an MPLS network. This enables service providers to
offer "emulated" Ethernet services over existing MPLS networks. This
document specifies the encapsulation of Ethernet/802.3 PDUs within a
pseudowire. It also specifies the procedures for using a PW to
provide a "point-to-point Ethernet" service. [STANDARDS TRACK]
This document is a product of the Pseudo Wire Emulation Edge to Edge
Working Group of the IETF.
This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.
STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and
suggestions for improvements.Please refer to the current edition of
the Internet Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization
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