[rfc-dist] RFC 6456 on Multi-Segment Pseudowires in Passive Optical Networks

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        RFC 6456

        Title:      Multi-Segment Pseudowires in Passive Optical 
        Author:     H. Li, R. Zheng,
                    A. Farrel
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       November 2011
        Mailbox:    hongyu.lihongyu at huawei.com, 
                    robin at huawei.com, 
                    adrian at olddog.co.uk
        Pages:      12
        Characters: 27499
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-li-pwe3-ms-pw-pon-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6456.txt

This document describes the application of MPLS multi-segment
pseudowires (MS-PWs) in a dual-technology environment comprising a
Passive Optical Network (PON) and an MPLS Packet Switched Network

PON technology may be used in mobile backhaul networks to support the
end segments closest to the aggregation devices.  In these cases,
there may be a very large number of pseudowire (PW) Terminating
Provider Edge (T-PE) nodes.  The MPLS control plane could be used to
provision these end segments, but support for the necessary protocols
would complicate the management of the T-PEs and would significantly
increase their expense.  Alternatively, static, or management plane,
configuration could be used to configure the end segments, but the
very large number of such segments in a PON places a very heavy
burden on the network manager.

This document describes how to set up the end segment of an end-to-
end MPLS PW over a Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network (G-PON) or
10 Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network (XG-PON) using the G-PON
and XG-PON management protocol, Optical Network Termination
Management and Control Interface (OMCI).  This simplifies and speeds
up PW provisioning compared with manual configuration.

This document also shows how an MS-PW may be constructed from an end
segment supported over a PON, and switched to one or more segments
supported over an MPLS PSN.  This document is not an Internet Standards 
Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.

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