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MPLS Generic Associated Channel (G-ACh) Advertisement Protocol
draft-ietf-mpls-gach-adv-08

Document type: Active Internet-Draft (mpls WG)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-07-10 (latest revision 2013-06-07)
Intended RFC status: Proposed Standard
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IETF State: Submitted to IESG for Publication
Consensus: Yes
Document shepherd: Loa Andersson
Shepherd Write-Up: Last changed 2012-12-14

IESG State: RFC Ed Queue
IANA Review State: IANA - Review Needed
IANA Action State: RFC-Ed-Ack
RFC Editor State: AUTH48
Responsible AD: Adrian Farrel
IESG Note: Loa Andersson (loa@pi.nu) is the document shepherd
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MPLS                                                            D. Frost
Internet-Draft                                                 S. Bryant
Intended status: Standards Track                           Cisco Systems
Expires: December 09, 2013                                      M. Bocci
                                                          Alcatel-Lucent
                                                           June 07, 2013

     MPLS Generic Associated Channel (G-ACh) Advertisement Protocol
                      draft-ietf-mpls-gach-adv-08

Abstract

   The MPLS Generic Associated Channel (G-ACh) provides an auxiliary
   logical data channel associated with a Label Switched Path (LSP), a
   pseudowire, or a section (link) over which a variety of protocols may
   flow.  These protocols are commonly used to provide Operations,
   Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) mechanisms associated with the
   primary data channel.  This document specifies simple procedures by
   which an endpoint of an LSP, pseudowire, or section may inform the
   other endpoints of its capabilities and configuration parameters, or
   other application-specific information.  This information may then be
   used by the receiver to validate or adjust its local configuration,
   and by the network operator for diagnostic purposes.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Motivation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.3.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.  Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Message Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.1.  GAP Message Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.2.  Applications Data Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.3.  TLV Object Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   4.  G-ACh Advertisement Protocol TLVs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.1.  Source Address TLV  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.2.  GAP Request TLV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     4.3.  GAP Flush TLV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.4.  GAP Suppress TLV  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.5.  GAP Authentication TLV  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   5.  Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     5.1.  Message Transmission  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     5.2.  Message Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   6.  Message Authentication  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     6.1.  Authentication Key Identifiers  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     6.2.  Authentication Process  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     6.3.  MAC Computation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   7.  Link-Layer Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   8.  Managability Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   9.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   10. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     10.1.  Associated Channel Type Allocation . . . . . . . . . . .  19

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