MPLS Generic Associated Channel

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Rahul Aggarwal  , Martin Vigoureux  , George Swallow  , Matthew Bocci  , David Ward 
Last updated 2009-04-13 (latest revision 2008-10-27)
Replaces draft-bocci-pwe3-mpls-tp-ge-ach, draft-vigoureux-mpls-tp-gal
Replaced by RFC 5586
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This document generalises the applicability of the pseudowire Associated Channel Header (ACH), enabling the realization of a control channel associated to MPLS Label Switched Paths (LSP), MPLS pseudowires (PW) and MPLS Sections. In order to identify the presence of this G-ACH, this document also assigns of one of the reserved MPLS label values to the 'Generic Alert Label (GAL)', to be used as a label based exception mechanism.


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