RFC 4761

Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) Using BGP for Auto-Discovery and Signaling, January 2007

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RFC 5462, RFC 8395, RFC 8614
K. Kompella, Ed.
Y. Rekhter, Ed.
l2vpn (int)

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DOI:  https://doi.org/10.17487/RFC4761

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Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), also known as Transparent LAN Service and Virtual Private Switched Network service, is a useful Service Provider offering. The service offers a Layer 2 Virtual Private Network (VPN); however, in the case of VPLS, the customers in the VPN are connected by a multipoint Ethernet LAN, in contrast to the usual Layer 2 VPNs, which are point-to-point in nature.

This document describes the functions required to offer VPLS, a mechanism for signaling a VPLS, and rules for forwarding VPLS frames across a packet switched network. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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