[rfc-dist] RFC 5088 on OSPF Protocol Extensions for Path Computation Element (PCE) Discovery

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        RFC 5088

        Title:      OSPF Protocol Extensions for Path 
                    Computation Element (PCE) Discovery 
        Author:     JL. Le Roux, Ed.,
                    JP. Vasseur, Ed.,
                    Y. Ikejiri, R. Zhang
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       January 2008
        Mailbox:    jeanlouis.leroux at orange-ftgroup.com, 
                    jpv at cisco.com, 
                    y.ikejiri at ntt.com,  raymond.zhang at bt.com
        Pages:      20
        Characters: 40936
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-pce-disco-proto-ospf-08.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5088.txt

There are various circumstances where it is highly desirable for a
Path Computation Client (PCC) to be able to dynamically and
automatically discover a set of Path Computation Elements (PCEs),
along with information that can be used by the PCC for PCE selection.
When the PCE is a Label Switching Router (LSR) participating in the
Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP), or even a server participating
passively in the IGP, a simple and efficient way to announce PCEs
consists of using IGP flooding.  For that purpose, this document
defines extensions to the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing
protocol for the advertisement of PCE Discovery information within an
OSPF area or within the entire OSPF routing domain.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the Path Computation Element
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
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