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: January 2014                                L. Andersson (Ed)
                                                   Huawei Technologies

                                                      N. Sprecher (Ed)
                                                Nokia Siemens Networks

                                                         July 13, 2013

        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  4
      1.1. Contributing Authors 4
      1.2. Abbreviations 4
   2. Terminology 5
      2.1. MPLS-TP Terminology Sources  5
      2.2. ITU-T Transport Network Terminology Sources 5
      2.3. Common Terminology Sources 6
   3. Thesaurus  6
      3.1. Associated bidirectional path:  6
      3.2. Bidirectional path: 6
      3.3. Client layer network:  6
      3.4. Communication Channel (CC):  6
      3.5. Concatenated Segment:  7
      3.6. Control Plane: 7
      3.7. Co-routed bidirectional path: 7
      3.8. Data Communication Network (DCN):  7
      3.9. Defect: 7
      3.10. Domain: 7
      3.11. Embedded Communication Channel (ECC): 8
      3.12. Equipment Management Function (EMF):  8
      3.13. Failure: 8
      3.14. Fault:  8
      3.15. Layer network: 8
      3.16. Link: 9
      3.17. Maintenance Entity (ME):  9

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      3.18. Maintenance Entity Group (MEG): 9
      3.19. Maintenance Entity Group End Point (MEP): 10
      3.20. Maintenance Entity Group Intermediate Point (MIP): 10
      3.21. Management Communication Channel (MCC):  10
      3.22. Management Communication Network (MCN):  10
      3.23. Monitoring 11
         3.23.1. Path Segment Tunnel (PST): 11
         3.23.2. Sub-Path Maintenance Element (SMPE):  11
         3.23.3. Tandem Connection:  11
      3.24. MPLS Section: 12
      3.25. MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP):  12
      3.26. MPLS-TP NE: 12
      3.27. MPLS-TP network: 12
      3.28. MPLS-TP Recovery: 12
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