Service Requirements for Layer 2 Provider-Provisioned Virtual Private Networks
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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>, l2vpn mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, l2vpn chair <email@example.com> 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.