[rfc-dist] RFC 5828 on Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS) Ethernet Label Switching Architecture and Framework

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        RFC 5828

        Title:      Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS) 
                    Ethernet Label Switching Architecture and Framework 
        Author:     D. Fedyk, L. Berger,
                    L. Andersson
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       March 2010
        Mailbox:    donald.fedyk at alcatel-lucent.com, 
                    lberger at labn.net, 
                    loa.andersson at ericsson.com
        Pages:      20
        Characters: 46396
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ccamp-gmpls-ethernet-arch-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5828.txt

There has been significant recent work in increasing the
capabilities of Ethernet switches and Ethernet forwarding
models.  As a consequence, the role of Ethernet is rapidly expanding
into "transport networks" that previously were the domain of other
technologies such as Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) / Synchronous 
Digital Hierarchy (SDH), Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM), and 
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM).  This document defines an architecture 
and framework for a Generalized-MPLS-based control plane for Ethernet in 
this "transport network" capacity.  GMPLS has already been specified for 
similar technologies.  Some additional extensions to the GMPLS control 
plane are needed, and this document provides a framework for these 
extensions.  This document is not an Internet Standards Track 
specification; it is published for informational purposes.

This document is a product of the Common Control and Measurement Plane Working Group of the IETF.

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