[rfc-dist] RFC 4448 on Encapsulation Methods for Transport of Ethernet over MPLS Networks

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        RFC 4448

        Title:      Encapsulation Methods for Transport of 
                    Ethernet over MPLS Networks 
        Author:     L Martini,  Ed.,
                    E. Rosen, N. El-Aawar,
                    G. Heron
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       April 2006
        Mailbox:    lmartini at cisco.com, 
                    nna at level3.net, 
                    giles.heron at tellabs.com,  erosen at cisco.com
        Pages:      24
        Characters: 49012
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-pwe3-ethernet-encap-11.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4448.txt

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]

This document is a product of the Pseudo Wire Emulation Edge to Edge
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and 
suggestions for improvements.Please refer to the current edition of 
the Internet Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization 
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