[rfc-dist] RFC 5817 on Graceful Shutdown in MPLS and Generalized MPLS Traffic Engineering Networks

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        RFC 5817

        Title:      Graceful Shutdown in MPLS and 
                    Generalized MPLS Traffic Engineering Networks 
        Author:     Z. Ali, JP. Vasseur,
                    A. Zamfir, J. Newton
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2010
        Mailbox:    zali at cisco.com, 
                    jpv at cisco.com, 
                    ancaz at cisco.com,  jonathan.newton at cw.com
        Pages:      11
        Characters: 24219
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ccamp-mpls-graceful-shutdown-13.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5817.txt

MPLS-TE Graceful Shutdown is a method for explicitly notifying
the nodes in a Traffic Engineering (TE) enabled network that the
TE capability on a link or on an entire Label Switching Router
(LSR) is going to be disabled.  MPLS-TE graceful shutdown
mechanisms are tailored toward addressing planned outage in the

This document provides requirements and protocol mechanisms to
reduce or eliminate traffic disruption in the event of a planned
shutdown of a network resource.  These operations are equally
applicable to both MPLS-TE and its Generalized MPLS (GMPLS)
extensions.  This document is not an Internet Standards Track 
specification; it is published for informational purposes.

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

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