Use of Provider Edge to Provider Edge (PE-PE) Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) or IP in BGP/MPLS IP Virtual Private 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>, l3vpn mailing list <email@example.com>, l3vpn chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'Use of PE-PE GRE or IP in BGP/MPLS IP Virtual Private Networks' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Use of PE-PE GRE or IP in BGP/MPLS IP Virtual Private Networks ' <draft-ietf-l3vpn-gre-ip-2547-06.txt> as an Informational RFC This document is the product of the Layer 3 Virtual Private Networks Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Mark Townsley and Ross Callon. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-l3vpn-gre-ip-2547-06.txt
Technical Summary This document describes a variation of BGP/MPLS IP Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) in which the outermost MPLS label of a VPN packet (the tunnel label) is replaced with either IP or a Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE). This enables the VPN packets to be carried over non-MPLS networks. Working Group Summary There was concensus in the WG for this document. Protocol Quality This document has been reviewed for the IESG by Thomas Narten and Mark Townsley IESG Note: This document proposes an automated mechanism for establishing tunnels between provider-edge routers in a VPN but does not provide an automated mechanism for establishing security associations for these tunnels. Without such a mechanism, this document is not appropriate for publication on the Internet standards track.