MPLS Mappings of Generic VPN Mechanisms

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Authors Juha Heinanen  , Arthur Lin 
Last updated 1998-08-06
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This document describes a set of generic mechanisms which can be used to set up network based Virtual Private Networks (VPN) across IP networks. In particular, it describes how these mechanisms can be mapped into a network running the Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) specification. The mechanisms described, however, can apply to any type of IP network running various forms of IP tunneling mechanisms, and are not solely restricted to MPLS networks. This Draft serves to introduce these generic mechanisms, which are part of the broader VPN framework which will be described more fully in forthcoming Drafts.


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