Encapsulation Methods for Transport of PPP/High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC) over MPLS Networks
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, pwe3 mailing list <email@example.com>, pwe3 chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Encapsulation Methods for Transport of PPP/HDLC Over MPLS Networks' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Encapsulation Methods for Transport of PPP/HDLC Over MPLS Networks ' <draft-ietf-pwe3-hdlc-ppp-encap-mpls-10.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Pseudowire Emulation Edge to Edge Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Mark Townsley and Jari Arkko. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-pwe3-hdlc-ppp-encap-mpls-10.txt
* Technical Summary This draft describes how a Point to Point Protocol (PPP), or High- Level Data Link Control (HDLC) Protocol Data Units over an MPLS network without terminating the PPP/HDLC protocol. This enables service providers to offer "emulated" HDLC, or PPP link services over existing MPLS networks. This document specifies the encapsulation of PPP/HDLC Packet Data Units (PDUs) within a PW. * Working Group Summary This work has been thoroughly analysed by the working group and there is consensus for the design. * Protocol Quality There are many implementations of this protocol, and it is in operational service. Note to RFC Editor OLD: It is also recommended that PPP devices MUST NOT negotiate PPP MRUs larger than that of the AC MTU. NEW: It is also RECOMMENDED that the PPP devices be configured to not negotiate PPP MRUs larger that of the AC MTU.