A Thesaurus for the Terminology used in Multiprotocol Label Switching Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) drafts/RFCs and ITU-T's Transport Network Recommendations.

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MPLS Working Group                                H. van Helvoort (Ed)
Internet Draft                                     Huawei Technologies
Intended status: Informational
Expires: July 2012July                               L. Andersson (Ed)

                                                      N. Sprecher (Ed)
                                                Nokia Siemens Networks

                                                      January 17, 2012

        A Thesaurus for the Terminology used in Multiprotocol Label
       Switching Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) drafts/RFCs and ITU-T's
                    Transport Network Recommendations.

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   MPLS-TP is based on a profile of the MPLS and PW procedures as
   specified in the MPLS-TE and (MS-)PW architectures developed by the
   IETF.  The ITU-T has specified a Transport Network architecture.

   This document provides a thesaurus for the interpretation of MPLS-TP
   terminology within the context of the ITU-T Transport Network

   It is important to note that MPLS-TP is applicable in a wider set of
   contexts than just Transport Networks.  The definitions presented in
   this document do not provide exclusive nor complete interpretations
   of MPLS-TP concepts.  This document simply allows the MPLS-TP terms
   to be applied within the Transport Network context.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction  3
      1.1. Contributing Authors 4
      1.2. Abbreviations 4
      SCC  Signaling Communication Channel 5
   2. Terminology 5
      2.1. MPLS-TP Terminology Sources  5
      2.2. ITU-T Transport Network Terminology Sources 5
      2.3. Common Terminology Sources 5
   3. Thesaurus  5
      3.1. Associated bidirectional path:  6
      3.2. Bidirectional path: 6
      3.3. Client layer network:  6
      3.4. Concatenated Segment:  6
      3.5. Control Plane: 6
      3.6. Co-routed bidirectional path: 6
      3.7. Domain: 6
      3.8. Layer network: 7
      3.9. Link: 7
      3.10. MPLS-TP Logical Ring:  7
      3.11. MPLS-TP Physical Ring: 7
      3.12. MPLS-TP Ring Topology: 8
      3.13. Path: 8
      3.14. Section Layer Network: 8

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      3.15. Segment: 8
      3.16. Server layer: 8
      3.17. Span: 9
      3.18. Sublayer:  9
      3.19. Tandem Connection:  9
      3.20. Transport Network:  9
      3.21. Transport path:  9
      3.22. Transport path layer:  10
      3.23. Transport service layer:  10
      3.24. Transmission media layer: 10
      3.25. Unidirectional path: 10
      3.26. Failure: 10
      3.27. Fault:  10
      3.28. Defect: 10
      3.29. MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP):  11
      3.30. MPLS Section: 11
      3.31. MPLS-TP NE: 11
      3.32. MPLS-TP network: 11
      3.33. Equipment Management Function (EMF):  11
      3.34. Data Communication Network (DCN):  11
      3.35. Communication Channel (CC):  11
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