[rfc-dist] RFC 6670 on The Reasons for Selecting a Single Solution for MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM)

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        RFC 6670

        Title:      The Reasons for Selecting a 
                    Single Solution for MPLS Transport Profile 
                    (MPLS-TP) Operations, Administration, and 
                    Maintenance (OAM) 
        Author:     N. Sprecher, KY. Hong
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       July 2012
        Mailbox:    nurit.sprecher at nsn.com, 
                    hongk at cisco.com
        Pages:      33
        Characters: 77266
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-sprecher-mpls-tp-oam-considerations-03.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6670.txt

The MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) is a profile of the MPLS
technology for use in transport network deployments.  The work on
MPLS-TP has extended the MPLS technology with additional
architectural elements and functions that can be used in any MPLS
deployment.  MPLS-TP is a set of functions and features selected from
the extended MPLS toolset and applied in a consistent way to meet the
needs and requirements of operators of packet transport networks.

During the process of development of the profile, additions to the
MPLS toolset have been made to ensure that the tools available met
the requirements.  These additions were motivated by MPLS-TP, but
form part of the wider MPLS toolset such that any of them could be
used in any MPLS deployment.

One major set of additions provides enhanced support for Operations,
Administration, and Maintenance (OAM).  This enables fault management
and performance monitoring to the level needed in a transport
network.  Many solutions and protocol extensions have been proposed
to address the requirements for MPLS-TP OAM, and this document sets
out the reasons for selecting a single, coherent set of solutions for
standardization.  This document is not an Internet Standards Track 
specification; it is published for informational purposes.


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