Encapsulation Methods for Transport of Ethernet over MPLS Networks, April 2006
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- PROPOSED STANDARD
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- RFC 5462, RFC 8469
- L. Martini, Ed.
- pwe3 (int)
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An Ethernet pseudowire (PW) is used to carry Ethernet/802.3 Protocol Data Units (PDUs) over an MPLS network. This enables service providers to offer "emulated" Ethernet services over existing MPLS networks. This document specifies the encapsulation of Ethernet/802.3 PDUs within a pseudowire. It also specifies the procedures for using a PW to provide a "point-to-point Ethernet" service. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.