[rfc-dist] RFC 6624 on Layer 2 Virtual Private Networks Using BGP for Auto-Discovery and Signaling

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        RFC 6624

        Title:      Layer 2 Virtual Private Networks 
                    Using BGP for Auto-Discovery and Signaling 
        Author:     K. Kompella, B. Kothari,
                    R. Cherukuri
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       May 2012
        Mailbox:    kireeti at juniper.net, 
                    bhupesh at cisco.com, 
                    cherukuri at juniper.net
        Pages:      26
        Characters: 64693
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-kompella-l2vpn-l2vpn-10.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6624.txt

Layer 2 Virtual Private Networks (L2VPNs) based on Frame Relay or ATM
circuits have been around a long time; more recently, Ethernet VPNs,
including Virtual Private LAN Service, have become popular.
Traditional L2VPNs often required a separate Service Provider
infrastructure for each type and yet another for the Internet and IP
VPNs.  In addition, L2VPN provisioning was cumbersome.  This document
presents a new approach to the problem of offering L2VPN services
where the L2VPN customer's experience is virtually identical to that
offered by traditional L2VPNs, but such that a Service Provider can
maintain a single network for L2VPNs, IP VPNs, and the Internet, as
well as a common provisioning methodology for all services.
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
published for informational purposes.

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