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Multiprotocol Label Switching (mpls)

Charter for Working Group

The MPLS working group is responsible for standardizing
technology for label switching and for the implementation of
label-switched paths over packet based link-level
technologies.

The working group's responsibilities include procedures and
protocols for the distribution of labels between Label Switching
Routers (LSRs), MPLS packet encapsulation, and for Operation,
Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) (including the
necessary management objects expressed as MIB modules
or using other techniques).

The current WG focus areas and work items are:

- Maintain existing MPLS requirements, mechanisms, and protocols,
as currently documented in RFCs, in coordination with other
working groups that work in overlapping areas e.g., CCAMP, PWE3,
and OPSAWG working groups.
- Evolve key MPLS protocols, including LDP, tLDP, mLDP, RSVP-TE
and LSP Ping to meet new requirements.
- Define an overall OAM framework for topology-driven, traffic
engineered, and transport profile MPLS applications.
- Determine MPLS-specific aspects of traffic engineering for
multi-areas/multi-AS in cooperation with the CCAMP WG
- Define necessary extensions for MPLS key protocols for
dual-stack and IPv6 only networks
- Coordinate with the CCAMP working group on the extensions of
MPLS and GMPLS protocols
- Document current implementation practices for MPLS load sharing.
- Document mechanisms for securing MPLS networks in coordination
with the KARP working group.
- Document mechanisms for adding multi-topology support to
existing MPLS protocols.
- Document use cases for MPLS protocols.

Milestones

Done
Submit documents from original MPLS effort to IESG
Done
Framework for IP multicast over label-switched paths ready for advancement.
Done
LDP fault tolerance specification ready for advancement to Proposed Standard.
Done
Submit Definitions of Managed Objects for MultoiProtocol Label Switching, Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) to the IESG for publication as Proposed Standards
Done
Specification for MPLS-specific recovery ready for advancement.
Done
Submit Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Forward Equivalency Class-To-Next Hop Label Forwarding Entry Management Information Base to the IESG for publication as Proposed Standards
Done
Submit Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Label Switching Router (LSR), Management Information Base to the IESG for publication as Proposed Standards
Done
Submit Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Management Overview to the IESG for publication as Proposed Standards
Done
Submit Definitions of Textual Conventions for Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Management to the IESG for publication as Proposed Standards
Done
Submit Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Traffic Engineering Management Information Base to the IESG for publication as Proposed Standards
Done
Submit the Traffic Engineering Link MIB to the IESG for as a Proposed Standard
Done
Submit a specification on Encapsulations to carry MPLS over IP and GRE to the IESG for as a Proposed Standard
Done
Submit specification on LSP Ping to the IESG for publication as a Proposed Standard
Done
Submit a document defining the scope, requirements, and issues to resolve for setup of P2MP TE LSPs (MPLS and GMPLS)
Done
Submit an OAM Framework Document to the IESG for publication as an Informational RFC
Done
Submit a BCP on MPLS load sharing to the IESG
Done
Submit specification on LSR Self Test to the IESG for publication as a Proposed Standard
Done
Submit document(s) specifying protocol extensions, enhancements and mechanisms for setup of P2MP TE LSPs
Done
Submit point to multipoint TE MIB to IESG as proposed standard
Done
Submit EXP field clarification document to IESG as proposed standard
Done
Submit a specification on Soft Pre-emption of LSP Tunnels to the IESG for publication as a Proposed Standard
Done
Submit LDP extensions for P2MP LSPs
Done
Submit MPLS security framework for publication as an informational RFC
Done
Submit requirements for point-to-multipoint extensions to LDP
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-ldp-gtsm for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-tp-itu-t-identifiers for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-entropy-label for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-tp-security-framework for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-ipv6-pw-lsp-ping for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-mldp-in-band-signaling for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-tp-ethernet-addressing for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-tp-ring-protection for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-tp-use-cases-and-design for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-gach-adv for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-retire-ach-tlv for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-mldp-hsmp for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-tp-mip-mep-map for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-tp-rosetta-stone for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-ldp-dod for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-return-path-specified-lsp-ping for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-targeted-mldp for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-tp-p2mp-framework for publication
Done
draft-ietf-mpls-tp-psc-itu
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-moving-iana-registries for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-ldp-hello-crypto-auth for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-extended-admin-group for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-forwardig for publication
Apr 2014
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-in-udp for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-special-purpose-labels
May 2014
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-ldp-ipv6 for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-ldp-applicability-label-adv for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-lsp-ping-ttl-tlv for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-psc-updates for publication
Done
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-ldp-multi-topology for publication
Jun 2014
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-tp-temporal-hitless-psm for publication
Jun 2014
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-ldp-ip-pw-capability for publication
Aug 2014
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-tp-linear-protection-mib
Sep 2014
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-smp-requirements for publication
Sep 2014
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-rsvp-egress-protection for publication
Sep 2014
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-rsvp-ingress-protection for publication
Sep 2014
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-proxy-lsp-ping fpr publication
Sep 2014
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-rsvp-te-hsmp-lsp
Sep 2014
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-te-express-path
Sep 2014
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-deprecate-bgp-entropy-label for publication
Oct 2014
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-seamless-mpls for publication
Oct 2014
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-mldp-node-protection for publication
Nov 2014
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-mldp-in-band-wildcard-encoding for publication
Nov 2014
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-pim-sm-over-mldp
Nov 2014
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-lsp-ping-relay-reply for publication
Dec 2014
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-tp-oam-id-mib for publication
Dec 2014
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-tp-te-mib for publication
Dec 2014
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-seamless-mcast for publication
Jan 2015
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-p2mp-loose-path-reopt for publicatiion
Jan 2015
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-lsp-ping-reply-mode-simple for publication
Jan 2015
Submit draft-ietf-mpls-rfc6374-udp-return-path for publicatiion