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draft-ietf-l2vpn-ipls-13

Document type: Active Internet-Draft (l2vpn WG)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2014-04-10 (latest revision 2014-02-11)
Intended RFC status: Historic
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IETF State: Submitted to IESG for Publication
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Document shepherd: Andrew McLachlan
Shepherd Write-Up: Last changed 2014-03-12

IESG State: AD Evaluation::Revised I-D Needed
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L2VPN Working Group                                  Himanshu Shah 
   Intended Status: Historical                             Ciena Corp 
   Internet Draft                                           
                                                           Eric Rosen 
                                                 Francois Le Faucheur 
                                                          Giles Heron
                                                        Cisco Systems 
                                                   February  10, 2014 
                                                                      
                                         
                                                                      
                                                                      
 
    
 
                        IP-Only LAN Service (IPLS) 
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Abstract 
    
   A Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) [VPLS] is used to interconnect 
   systems across a wide-area or metropolitan-area network, making it 
   appear that they are on a private LAN.  The systems which are 
   interconnected may themselves be LAN switches.  If, however, they 
   are IP hosts or IP routers, certain simplifications to the operation 
   of the VPLS are possible.  We call this simplified type of VPLS an 
   "IP-only LAN Service" (IPLS).  In an IPLS, as in a VPLS, LAN 
   interfaces are run in promiscuous mode, and frames are forwarded 
   based on their destination MAC addresses.  However, the maintenance 
   of the MAC forwarding tables is done via signaling, rather than via 
   the MAC address learning procedures specified in [IEEE 802.1D].  
   This draft specifies the protocol extensions and procedures for 
   support of the IPLS service. 
    
Conventions 
    
   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",  
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this 
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC 2119].  
        
 
    
Table of Contents 
    
     
 Copyright Notice .................................................... 1 
Abstract.............................................................. 2 
1.0 Contributing Authors ............................................. 3 
2.0 Overview.......................................................... 4 
 2.1 Terminology ..................................................... 7 
3.0 Topology.......................................................... 8 
4.0 Configuration..................................................... 9 
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5.0 Discovery........................................................ 10 
 5.1 CE discovery ................................................... 10 
  5.1.1 IPv4 based CE discovery ..................................... 10 

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