Requirements for Extending BGP/MPLS VPNs to End-Systems

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Authors Maria Napierala  , Luyuan Fang 
Last updated 2013-05-09 (latest revision 2012-11-05)
Replaced by draft-ietf-l3vpn-end-system-requirements
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Service Providers commonly use BGP/MPLS VPNs [RFC 4364] as the technology for providing wide-area virtual private network services. This technology has proven to scale to a very large number of VPNs and attachment points, and it is well suited for extending VPN connectivity to end-systems operating in a multi- tenant environments. Virtualized end-system environment imposes additional requirements to MPLS/BGP VPN technology when applied to end-system networking, which are defined in this document.


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