Graceful Shutdown in GMPLS Traffic Engineering Networks

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Authors Anca Zamfir  , Zafar Ali 
Last updated 2006-09-07 (latest revision 2006-06-27)
Replaced by RFC 5817
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GMPLS-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. GMPLS-TE graceful shutdown mechanisms are tailored towards addressing the planned outage in the network. This document provides requirements and protocol mechanisms so as to reduce/eliminate traffic disruption in the event of a planned shutdown of a network resource. These operations are equally applicable for both MPLS and its GMPLS extensions.


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