[rfc-dist] RFC 5212 on Requirements for GMPLS-Based Multi-Region and Multi-Layer Networks (MRN/MLN)
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Title: Requirements for GMPLS-Based Multi-Region and
Multi-Layer Networks (MRN/MLN)
Author: K. Shiomoto, D. Papadimitriou,
JL. Le Roux, M. Vigoureux,
Date: July 2008
Mailbox: shiomoto.kohei at lab.ntt.co.jp,
dimitri.papadimitriou at alcatel-lucent.be,
jeanlouis.leroux at orange-ftgroup.com,
martin.vigoureux at alcatel-lucent.fr,
dbrungard at att.com
I-D Tag: draft-ietf-ccamp-gmpls-mln-reqs-11.txt
Most of the initial efforts to utilize Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) have
been related to environments hosting devices with a single switching
capability. The complexity raised by the control of such data planes
is similar to that seen in classical IP/MPLS networks. By extending
MPLS to support multiple switching technologies, GMPLS provides a
comprehensive framework for the control of a multi-layered network of
either a single switching technology or multiple switching
In GMPLS, a switching technology domain defines a region, and a
network of multiple switching types is referred to in this document as
a multi-region network (MRN). When referring in general to a layered
network, which may consist of either single or multiple regions, this
document uses the term multi-layer network (MLN). This document
defines a framework for GMPLS based multi-region / multi-layer
networks and lists a set of functional requirements. This memo
provides information for the Internet community.
This document is a product of the Common Control and Measurement Plane Working Group of the IETF.
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