Requirements and Framework for Point-to-Multipoint Pseudowires over MPLS PSNs

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (pwe3 WG)
Last updated 2012-08-29 (latest revision 2011-09-08)
Replaces draft-jounay-pwe3-p2mp-pw-requirements
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This document presents a set of requirements and a framework for providing a Point-to-Multipoint Pseudowire (PW). The requirements identified in this document are related to architecture, signaling and maintenance aspects of Point-to-Multipoint PW operation. They are proposed as guidelines for the standardization of such mechanisms. Among other potential applications Point-to-Multipoint PWs SHOULD be used to optimize the support of multicast layer 2 services (Virtual Private LAN Service and Virtual Private Multicast Service) as defined in the Layer 2 Virtual Private Network Working Group.


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