[rfc-dist] RFC 7074 on Revised Definition of the GMPLS Switching Capability and Type Fields

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        RFC 7074

        Title:      Revised Definition of the GMPLS 
                    Switching Capability and Type Fields 
        Author:     L. Berger, J. Meuric
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       November 2013
        Mailbox:    lberger at labn.net, 
                    julien.meuric at orange.com
        Pages:      9
        Characters: 19376
        Updates:    RFC 3471, RFC 4202, RFC 4203, RFC 5307

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ccamp-swcaps-update-03.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7074.txt

GMPLS provides control for multiple switching technologies and
for hierarchical switching within a technology.  GMPLS routing and
signaling use common values to indicate the type of switching technology.
These values are carried in routing protocols via the Switching Capability
field, and in signaling protocols via the Switching Type field.  While the
values used in these fields are the primary indicators of the
technology and hierarchy level being controlled, the values are
not consistently defined and used across the different
technologies supported by GMPLS.  This document is intended to
resolve the inconsistent definition and use of the Switching
Capability and Type fields by narrowly scoping the meaning and use
of the fields.  This document updates all documents that use the
GMPLS Switching Capability and Types fields, in particular RFCs
3471, 4202, 4203, and 5307.

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

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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