Service Requirements for Layer 2 Provider-Provisioned Virtual Private Networks
RFC 4665

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From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
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Cc: Internet Architecture Board <iab@iab.org>,
    RFC Editor <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>, 
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Subject: Document Action: 'Service Requirements for Layer 2 
         Provider Provisioned Virtual Private Networks' to Informational 
         RFC 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'Service Requirements for Layer 2 Provider Provisioned Virtual Private 
   Networks '
   <draft-ietf-l2vpn-requirements-08.txt> as an Informational RFC

This document is the product of the Layer 2 Virtual Private Networks 
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-l2vpn-requirements-08.txt

Technical Summary

This document provides requirements for Layer 2 Provider Provisioned 
Virtual Private Networks (L2VPNs).  It first provides taxonomy and 
terminology and states generic and general service requirements.  It 
covers point-to-point VPNs referred to as Virtual Private Wire 
Service (VPWS), as well as multipoint-to-multipoint VPNs also known 
as Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS).  Detailed requirements are 
expressed from a customer as well as a service provider perspective. 


Working Group Summary

There was little controversy in creation of L2VPN requirements.


Protocol Quality

Thomas Narten, when acting as co-chair of the Internet Area, has
reviewed the I-D and provided valuable input to improve the quality
of the document. The document was also reviewed by Mark Townsley.

A significant number of vendors have implemented, and a large
number of SP's have deployed, L2VPN protocols based on
requirements contained within this document.