Tag Switching BOF

Document Charter Tag Switching BOF WG (tagsw)
Title Tag Switching BOF
Last updated 1997-01-01
State Approved
WG State Concluded
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Tag switching BOF

Numerous proposals have been made for mechanisms to efficiently
support IP routing (or other network layer protocols) using layer 2
forwarding technologies based on label swapping. If products using
such techniques are to interoperate, then some aspects of the
mechanism need to be standardized. These include: 

 - the protocol which is used to bind forwarding labels to IP (or
other network layer) forwarding information;

 - the encapsulations for carrying IP packets over various layer 2

The goal of this BOF is to establish whether there is interest in the
IETF community in such a standardisation effort. If there is, the goal
would be to produce a working group charter for standardisation of the
binding protocol and encapsulations.

Relevant Internet Drafts include: