[rfc-dist] RFC 5521 on Extensions to the Path Computation Element Communication Protocol (PCEP) for Route Exclusions

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        RFC 5521

        Title:      Extensions to the Path Computation 
                    Element Communication Protocol (PCEP) for Route 
        Author:     E. Oki, T. Takeda,
                    A. Farrel
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       April 2009
        Mailbox:    oki at ice.uec.ac.jp, 
                    takeda.tomonori at lab.ntt.co.jp, 
                    adrian at olddog.co.uk
        Pages:      16
        Characters: 36294
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-pce-pcep-xro-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5521.txt

The Path Computation Element (PCE) provides functions of path
computation in support of traffic engineering (TE) in Multi-Protocol
Label Switching (MPLS) and Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) networks.

When a Path Computation Client (PCC) requests a PCE for a route, it
may be useful for the PCC to specify, as constraints to the path
computation, abstract nodes, resources, and Shared Risk Link Groups
(SRLGs) that are to be explicitly excluded from the computed route.
Such constraints are termed "route exclusions".

The PCE Communication Protocol (PCEP) is designed as a communication
protocol between PCCs and PCEs.  This document presents PCEP
extensions for route exclusions.  [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
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
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