VPWS support in EVPN

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (bess WG)
Authors Sami Boutros  , Ali Sajassi  , Samer Salam  , John Drake  , Jeff Tantsura  , Dirk Steinberg  , Thomas Beckhaus  , Jorge Rabadan 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2014-10-27)
Replaced by RFC 8214
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This document describes how EVPN can be used to support virtual private wire service (VPWS) in MPLS/IP networks. EVPN enables the following characteristics for VPWS: single-active as well as all- active multi-homing with flow-based load-balancing, eliminates the need for single-segment and multi-segment PW signaling, and provides fast protection using data-plane prefix independent convergence upon node or link failure.


Sami Boutros (sboutros@cisco.com)
Ali Sajassi (sajassi@cisco.com)
Samer Salam (ssalam@cisco.com)
John Drake (jdrake@juniper.net)
Jeff Tantsura (jeff.tantsura@ericsson.com)
Dirk Steinberg (dws@steinbergnet.net)
Thomas Beckhaus (thomas.beckhaus@telekom.de)
Jorge Rabadan (jorge.rabadan@alcatel-lucent.com)

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