[rfc-dist] RFC 5718 on An In-Band Data Communication Network For the MPLS Transport Profile
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Title: An In-Band Data Communication Network
For the MPLS Transport Profile
Author: D. Beller, A. Farrel
Status: Standards Track
Date: January 2010
Mailbox: dieter.beller at alcatel-lucent.com,
adrian at olddog.co.uk
I-D Tag: draft-ietf-mpls-tp-gach-dcn-06.txt
The Generic Associated Channel (G-ACh) has been defined as a
generalization of the pseudowire (PW) associated control channel to
enable the realization of a control/communication channel that is
associated with Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Label Switched Paths
(LSPs), MPLS PWs, MPLS LSP segments, and MPLS sections between
adjacent MPLS-capable devices.
The MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) is a profile of the MPLS
architecture that identifies elements of the MPLS toolkit that may be
combined to build a carrier-grade packet transport network based on
MPLS packet switching technology.
This document describes how the G-ACh may be used to provide the
infrastructure that forms part of the Management Communication
Network (MCN) and a Signaling Communication Network (SCN).
Collectively, the MCN and SCN may be referred to as the Data
Communication Network (DCN). This document explains how MCN and SCN
messages are encapsulated, carried on the G-ACh, and demultiplexed
for delivery to the management or signaling/routing control plane
components on an MPLS-TP node. [STANDARDS TRACK]
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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