[rfc-dist] RFC 6344 on Operating Virtual Concatenation (VCAT) and the Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme (LCAS) with Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS)

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        RFC 6344

        Title:      Operating Virtual Concatenation (VCAT) and 
                    the Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme (LCAS) 
                    with Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching 
        Author:     G. Bernstein, Ed.,
                    D. Caviglia, R. Rabbat,
                    H. van Helvoort
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       August 2011
        Mailbox:    gregb at grotto-networking.com, 
                    diego.caviglia at ericsson.com, 
                    rabbat at alum.mit.edu,  hhelvoort at huawei.com
        Pages:      21
        Characters: 44897
        Updates:    RFC4606

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ccamp-gmpls-vcat-lcas-13.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6344.txt

This document describes requirements for, and the use of, the
Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) control plane in
support of the Virtual Concatenation (VCAT) layer 1 inverse
multiplexing data plane mechanism and its companion Link Capacity
Adjustment Scheme (LCAS).  LCAS can be used for hitless dynamic
resizing of the inverse multiplex group.  These techniques apply to
Optical Transport Network (OTN), Synchronous Optical Network
(SONET), Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH), and Plesiochronous
Digital Hierarchy (PDH) signals.  This document updates RFC 4606 by
making modifications to the procedures for supporting virtual
concatenation.  [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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