[rfc-dist] RFC 4364 on BGP/MPLS IP Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

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        RFC 4364

        Title:      BGP/MPLS IP Virtual Private Networks 
                    (VPNs) 
        Author:     E. Rosen,  Y. Rekhter
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       February 2006
        Mailbox:    erosen at cisco.com, 
                    yakov at juniper.net
        Pages:      47
        Characters: 116446
        Obsoletes:  RFC2547
        See-Also:   

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-l3vpn-rfc2547bis-03.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4364.txt

This document describes a method by which a Service Provider may use
an IP backbone to provide IP Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) for its
customers.  This method uses a \"peer model\", in which the customers\'
edge routers (CE routers) send their routes to the Service
Provider\'s edge routers (PE routers); there is no \"overlay\" visible
to the customer\'s routing algorithm, and CE routers at different
sites do not peer with each other.  Data packets are tunneled through
the backbone, so that the core routers do not need to know the VPN
routes.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the Layer 3 Virtual Private Networks 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 
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