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GMPLS Signaling Applicability Statement

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual in sub area)
Expired & archived
Authors Daniel O. Awduche , Adrian Farrel
Last updated 2005-05-26 (Latest revision 2002-07-26)
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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IESG IESG state Expired (IESG: Dead)
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Responsible AD Alex D. Zinin
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This memo describes the applicability of GMPLS signaling to IP over Optical (IPO) networks. The underlying premise behind GMPLS signaling for IPO networks is discussed and pertinent limitations are highlighted. Throughout this discussion, GMPLS-RSVP (RSVP-TE with GMPLS extensions) will be used to exemplify the class of protocols under consideration. This memo also describes the subsets of GMPLS signaling message exchanges that are needed to support connection management between optical switches, and between IP/MPLS routers and optical switches in IP over Optical networks.


Daniel O. Awduche
Adrian Farrel

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