Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS) Ethernet Label Switching Architecture and Framework
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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>, ccamp mailing list <email@example.com>, ccamp chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) Ethernet Label Switching Architecture and Framework' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) Ethernet Label Switching Architecture and Framework ' <draft-ietf-ccamp-gmpls-ethernet-arch-09.txt> as an Informational RFC This document is the product of the Common Control and Measurement Plane Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Adrian Farrel and Ross Callon. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ccamp-gmpls-ethernet-arch-09.txt
Technical Summary There has been significant recent work in increasing the capabilities of Ethernet switches and Ethernet forwarding models. As a consequence, the role of Ethernet is rapidly expanding into "transport networks" that previously were the domain of other technologies such as Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH), Time-Division Multiplex (TDM) and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM). This document defines an architecture and framework for a Generalized MPLS based control plane for Ethernet in this "transport network" capacity. GMPLS has already been specified for similar technologies. Some additional extensions to the GMPLS control plane are needed and this document provides a framework for these extensions. Working Group Summary Nothing of note. Document Quality This is an Informational I-D. The I-D has had a good level of discussion and review. Several liaisons were exchanged with IEEE and MEF during CCAMP's Ethernet work to ensure compatibility and cooperation between the SDOs, e.g.: https://datatracker.ietf.org/documents/LIAISON/file396.txt http://ccamp.labn.net/old_ccamp/IEEE_240707.txt Personnel Deborah Brungard (email@example.com) is the document shepherd. Adrian Farrel (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the responsible AD.