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Interoperability Report for Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES)
RFC 6984

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                           W. Wang
Request for Comments: 6984                 Zhejiang Gongshang University
Updates: 6053                                                   K. Ogawa
Category: Informational                                  NTT Corporation
ISSN: 2070-1721                                            E. Haleplidis
                                                    University of Patras
                                                                  M. Gao
                                                  Hangzhou BAUD Networks
                                                           J. Hadi Salim
                                                       Mojatatu Networks
                                                             August 2013

                        Interoperability Report
         for Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES)

Abstract

   This document captures the results of the second Forwarding and
   Control Element Separation (ForCES) interoperability test that took
   place on February 24-25, 2011, in the Internet Technology Lab (ITL)
   at Zhejiang Gongshang University, China.  The results of the first
   ForCES interoperability test were reported in RFC 6053, and this
   document updates RFC 6053 by providing further interoperability
   results.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6984.

Wang, et al.                  Informational                     [Page 1]
RFC 6984                  ForCES Interop Report              August 2013

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.1.  ForCES Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.2.  ForCES FE Model  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     1.3.  Transport Mapping Layer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     1.4.  Definitions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   2.  Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     2.1.  Date, Location, and Participants . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     2.2.  Testbed Configuration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
       2.2.1.  Participants' Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
       2.2.2.  Testbed Configuration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   3.  Scenarios  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     3.1.  Scenario 1 - LFB Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     3.2.  Scenario 2 - TML with IPsec  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     3.3.  Scenario 3 - CE High Availability  . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     3.4.  Scenario 4 - Packet Forwarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
   4.  Test Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     4.1.  Test of LFB Operation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     4.2.  Test of TML with IPsec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     4.3.  Test of CE High Availability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     4.4.  Test of Packet Forwarding  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
   5.  Discussions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
     5.1.  On Data Encapsulation Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
   6.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
   7.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
     7.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
     7.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
   Appendix A.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

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