[rfc-dist] RFC 6870 on Pseudowire Preferential Forwarding Status Bit

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        RFC 6870

        Title:      Pseudowire Preferential Forwarding Status Bit 
        Author:     P. Muley, Ed.,
                    M. Aissaoui, Ed.
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       February 2013
        Mailbox:    praveen.muley at alcatel-lucent.com, 
                    mustapha.aissaoui at alcatel-lucent.com
        Pages:      35
        Characters: 79254
        Updates:    RFC4447

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-pwe3-redundancy-bit-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6870.txt

This document describes a mechanism for signaling the active and
standby status of redundant Pseudowires (PWs) between their
termination points.  A set of Redundant PWs is configured between
Provider Edge (PE) nodes in single-segment pseudowire (SS-PW)
applications or between Terminating Provider Edge (T-PE) nodes in
Multi-Segment Pseudowire (MS-PW) applications.

In order for the PE/T-PE nodes to indicate the preferred PW to use
for forwarding PW packets to one another, a new status bit is
defined.  This bit indicates a Preferential Forwarding status with a
value of active or standby for each PW in a redundant set.

In addition, a second status bit is defined to allow peer PE nodes
to coordinate a switchover operation of the PW.

Finally, this document updates RFC 4447 by adding details to the
handling of the PW status code bits in the PW Status TLV.

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

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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