Requirements for GMPLS-Based Multi-Region and Multi-Layer Networks (MRN/MLN)
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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>, ccamp mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ccamp chair <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'Requirements for GMPLS-Based Multi-Region and Multi-Layer Networks (MRN/MLN)' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Requirements for GMPLS-Based Multi-Region and Multi-Layer Networks (MRN/MLN) ' <draft-ietf-ccamp-gmpls-mln-reqs-12.txt> as an Informational RFC This document is the product of the Common Control and Measurement Plane Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Ross Callon and David Ward. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ccamp-gmpls-mln-reqs-12.txt
Technical Summary Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) extends MPLS to handle multiple switching technologies: packet switching, layer-2 switching, TDM switching, wavelength switching, and fiber switching (see [RFC3945]). The Interface Switching Capability (ISC) concept is introduced to describe these diverse switching technologies. In GMPLS, a switching technology domain defines a region, and a network of multiple switching types is referred to in this document as a Multi-Region Network (MRN). When referring in general to a layered network, which may consist of either a single or multiple regions, this document uses the term, Multi-Layer Network (MLN). This document defines a framework for GMPLS based multi-region / multi-layer networks and lists a set of functional requirements. Working Group Summary No controversy reported. Support for multi-region and multi-layer networks is natural given the GMPLS capabilities that CCAMP has been working on for some time. Document Quality Since this document defines a framework and requirements only, it is not something that would be implemented directly. It has been reviewed broadly both within the CCAMP working group and ITU-T (see a bit more detail in the PROTO writeup by Adrian Farrel). Personnel Adrian Farrel is the PROTO shepherd. Ross Callon is the Responsible Area Director? There are no IANA requirements for this document.