Framework for Abstraction and Control of Transport Networks

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Authors Daniele Ceccarelli  , Young Lee 
Last updated 2015-12-17 (latest revision 2015-06-15)
Replaced by RFC 8453, RFC 8453
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Transport networks have a variety of mechanisms to facilitate the separation of the data plane and control plane. They also have a range of management and provisioning protocols to configure and activate network resources. These mechanisms represent key technologies for enabling flexible and dynamic networking. Abstraction of network resources is a technique that can be applied to a single network domain or across multiple domains to create a single virtualized network that is under the control of a network operator that may be the customer of the operator that actually owns the network resources. This draft provides a framework for Abstraction and Control of Transport Networks (ACTN).


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Young Lee (

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