[rfc-dist] RFC 4974 on Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) RSVP-TE Signaling Extensions in Support of Calls

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        RFC 4974

        Title:      Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) RSVP-TE Signaling 
                    Extensions in Support of Calls 
        Author:     D. Papadimitriou, A. Farrel
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       August 2007
        Mailbox:    dimitri.papadimitriou at alcatel-lucent.be, 
                    adrian at olddog.co.uk
        Pages:      31
        Characters: 72000
        Updates:    RFC3473

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ccamp-gmpls-rsvp-te-call-04.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4974.txt

In certain networking topologies, it may be advantageous to maintain
associations between endpoints and key transit points to support an
instance of a service.  Such associations are known as Calls.

A Call does not provide the actual connectivity for transmitting user
traffic, but only builds a relationship by which subsequent
Connections may be made.  In Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) such Connections
are known as Label Switched Paths (LSPs).

This document specifies how GMPLS Resource Reservation Protocol -
Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE) signaling may be used and
extended to support Calls.  These mechanisms provide full and logical
Call/Connection separation.

The mechanisms proposed in this document are applicable to any
environment (including multi-area), and for any type of interface:
packet, layer-2, time-division multiplexed, lambda, or fiber
switching.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the Common Control and Measurement Plane
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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