[rfc-dist] RFC 5212 on Requirements for GMPLS-Based Multi-Region and Multi-Layer Networks (MRN/MLN)

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        RFC 5212

        Title:      Requirements for GMPLS-Based Multi-Region and 
                    Multi-Layer Networks (MRN/MLN) 
        Author:     K. Shiomoto, D. Papadimitriou,
                    JL. Le Roux, M. Vigoureux,
                    D. Brungard
        Status:     Informational
        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
        Pages:      28
        Characters: 70286
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ccamp-gmpls-mln-reqs-11.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5212.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
technologies.

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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