[rfc-dist] RFC 4761 on Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) Using BGP for Auto-Discovery and Signaling

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        RFC 4761

        Title:      Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) 
                    Using BGP for Auto-Discovery and Signaling 
        Author:     K. Kompella, Ed.,
                    Y. Rekhter, Ed.
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       January 2007
        Mailbox:    kireeti at juniper.net, 
                    yakov at juniper.net
        Pages:      28
        Characters: 65219
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-l2vpn-vpls-bgp-08.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4761.txt

Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), also known as Transparent LAN
Service and Virtual Private Switched Network service, is a useful
Service Provider offering.  The service offers a Layer 2 Virtual
Private Network (VPN); however, in the case of VPLS, the customers in
the VPN are connected by a multipoint Ethernet LAN, in contrast to
the usual Layer 2 VPNs, which are point-to-point in nature.

This document describes the functions required to offer VPLS, a
mechanism for signaling a VPLS, and rules for forwarding VPLS frames
across a packet switched network.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the Layer 2 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 
suggestions for improvements.Please refer to the current edition of the 
Internet Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization 
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