Private Line Emulation over Packet Switched Networks
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Internet Engineering Task Force                              S. Gringeri
Internet-Draft                                              J. Whittaker
Intended status: Standards Track                                 Verizon
Expires: January 13, 2021                              C. Schmutzer, Ed.
                                                         L. Della Chiesa
                                                          N. Nainar, Ed.
                                                            C. Pignataro
                                                     Cisco Systems, Inc.
                                                           July 12, 2020

          Private Line Emulation over Packet Switched Networks
                      draft-schmutzer-bess-ple-00

Abstract

   This document describes a method for encapsulating high-speed bit-
   streams as virtual private wire services (VPWS) over packet switched
   networks (PSN) providing complete signal transport transparency.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction and Motivations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Requirements Notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Terminology and Reference Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.2.  Reference Models  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  PLE Encapsulation Layer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.1.  PSN and VPWS Demultiplexing Headers . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.2.  PLE Header  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       4.2.1.  PLE Control Word  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       4.2.2.  RTP Header  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   5.  PLE Payload Layer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.1.  Constant Bit Rate Payload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.2.  ODUk Frame aligned Payload  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   6.  PLE Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     6.1.  Common Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     6.2.  PLE IWF Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       6.2.1.  PSN-bound Encapsulation Behavior  . . . . . . . . . .  11
       6.2.2.  CE-bound Decapsulation Behavior . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     6.3.  PLE Performance Monitoring  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     6.4.  QoS and Congestion Control  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   9.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     10.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     10.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17

1.  Introduction and Motivations

   This document describes a method for encapsulating high-speed bit-
   streams as VPWS over packet switched networks (PSN).  This emulation
   suits applications where complete signal transparency is required and
   data interpretation of the PE would be counter productive.

   One example is two ethernet connected CEs and the need for
   synchronous ethernet operation between then without the intermediate
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