Pseudowire Virtual Circuit Connectivity Verification (VCCV): A Control Channel for Pseudowires
RFC 5085

Approval announcement
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From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
To: IETF-Announce <ietf-announce@ietf.org>
Cc: Internet Architecture Board <iab@iab.org>,
    RFC Editor <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>, 
    pwe3 mailing list <pwe3@ietf.org>, 
    pwe3 chair <pwe3-chairs@tools.ietf.org>
Subject: Protocol Action: 'Pseudowire Virtual Circuit 
         Connectivity Verification (VCCV) A Control Channel for 
         Pseudowires' to Proposed Standard 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'Pseudowire Virtual Circuit Connectivity Verification (VCCV) A Control 
   Channel for Pseudowires '
   <draft-ietf-pwe3-vccv-16.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-vccv-16.txt

Technical Summary

This document describes a protocol that provides a control channel
that is associated with a Pseudowire (PW), and its use for
operations and management functions such as connectivity
verification to be used over that control channel. VCCV
applies to all supported access circuit and transport types
currently defined for PWs.

Working Group Summary

This document has been reviewed by the experts in the PWE3 WG
and there are no outstanding issues.

Document Quality

There are implementations of this protocol, and a significant number of
vendors have indicated plans to implement the specification. The document
was reviewed by Mark Townsley. Stewart Bryant is the document shepherd.