Requirements for Extending BGP/MPLS VPNs to End-Systems

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Last updated 2014-10-22 (latest revision 2014-10-02)
Replaces draft-fang-l3vpn-end-system-requirements
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The proven scalability and extensibility of the BGP/MPLS IP VPNs (IP VPN) technology has made it an attractive candidate for data center/cloud virtualization. Virtualized end-system environment imposes additional requirements to MPLS/BGP VPN technology. This document provides the requirements for extending IP VPN technology (in original or modified versions) into the end-systems/hosts, such as a server in a data center.


Maria Napierala (
Luyuan Fang (

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