Requirements for Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) Signaling Usage and Extensions for Automatically Switched Optical Network (ASON)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, ccamp mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ccamp chair <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'Requirements for Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) Signaling Usage and Extensions for Automatically Switched Optical Network (ASON)' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Requirements for Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) Signaling Usage and Extensions for Automatically Switched Optical Network (ASON) ' <draft-ietf-ccamp-gmpls-ason-reqts-08.txt> as an Informational RFC This document is the product of the Common Control and Measurement Plane Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Alex Zinin and Ross Callon. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ccamp-gmpls-ason-reqts-08.txt
Technical Summary The Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) suite of protocols has been defined to control different switching technologies as well as different applications. These include support for requesting Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) connections including Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) and Optical Transport Networks (OTNs). This document concentrates on the signaling aspects of the GMPLS suite of protocols. It identifies the features to be covered by the GMPLS signaling protocol to support the capabilities of an Automatically Switched Optical Network (ASON). This document provides a problem statement and additional requirements on the GMPLS signaling protocol to support the ASON functionality. Working Group Summary This document is the product of a design team that included IETF and ITU members. The goal of the document was to represent requirements for ASON networks received from ITU in a liaison statement in the form understandable for a usual IETF participant. Protocol Quality This document has been reviewed for IESG by Alex Zinin. Adrian Farrel followed up with the WG on the provided comments. IANA Note This document makes no request of and places no requirements on IANA.