Control Channel Bootstrap for Link Management Protocol

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Authors Jonathan Lang  , John Drake  , Dimitri Papadimitriou 
Last updated 2003-03-05
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The Link Management Protocol (LMP) requires that a bi-directional control channel is established to form an LMP adjacency. The control channel may be transmitted either in-band with the data links or out-of-band over a separate wavelength, fiber, or IP network. This draft specifies a simple procedure to dynamically bootstrap LMP control channels and exchange interface mappings using a new LMP message that is transmitted in-band over the data links. This memo also details how this mechanism is used in implementing Layer Adjacency Discovery as described in [G.7714.1].


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