[rfc-dist] RFC 5586 on MPLS Generic Associated Channel

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        RFC 5586

        Title:      MPLS Generic Associated Channel 
        Author:     M. Bocci, Ed.,
                    M. Vigoureux, Ed.,
                    S. Bryant, Ed.
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       June 2009
        Mailbox:    matthew.bocci at alcatel-lucent.com, 
                    martin.vigoureux at alcatel-lucent.com, 
                    stbryant at cisco.com
        Pages:      19
        Characters: 41482
        Updates:    RFC3032, RFC4385, RFC5085

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-mpls-tp-gach-gal-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5586.txt

This document generalizes the applicability of the pseudowire (PW)
Associated Channel Header (ACH), enabling the realization of a
control channel associated to MPLS Label Switched Paths (LSPs) and
MPLS Sections in addition to MPLS pseudowires.  In order to identify
the presence of this Associated Channel Header in the label stack,
this document also assigns one of the reserved MPLS label values to
the Generic Associated Channel Label (GAL), to be used as a label
based exception mechanism.

This document is a product of the Multiprotocol Label Switching Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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