[rfc-dist] RFC 5150 on Label Switched Path Stitching with Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching Traffic Engineering (GMPLS TE)

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        RFC 5150

        Title:      Label Switched Path Stitching with 
                    Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching Traffic
                    Engineering (GMPLS TE) 
        Author:     A. Ayyangar, K. Kompella,
                    JP. Vasseur, A. Farrel
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       February 2008
        Mailbox:    arthi at juniper.net, 
                    kireeti at juniper.net, 
                    jpv at cisco.com,  adrian at olddog.co.uk
        Pages:      19
        Characters: 47099
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ccamp-lsp-stitching-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5150.txt

In certain scenarios, there may be a need to combine several
Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS) Label Switched
Paths (LSPs) such that a single end-to-end (e2e) LSP is realized and
all traffic from one constituent LSP is switched onto the next LSP.
We will refer to this as "LSP stitching", the key requirement being
that a constituent LSP not be allocated to more than one e2e LSP.
The constituent LSPs will be referred to as "LSP segments" (S-LSPs).

This document describes extensions to the existing GMPLS signaling
protocol (Resource Reservation Protocol-Traffic Engineering
(RSVP-TE)) to establish e2e LSPs created from S-LSPs, and
describes how the LSPs can be managed using the GMPLS signaling and
routing protocols.

It may be possible to configure a GMPLS node to switch the traffic
from an LSP for which it is the egress, to another LSP for which it is
the ingress, without requiring any signaling or routing extensions
whatsoever and such that the operation is completely transparent to
other nodes.  This will also result in LSP stitching in the data
plane.  However, this document does not cover this scenario of LSP
stitching.  [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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