Protocol Layering in PWE3

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (pwe3 WG)
Last updated 2002-05-29
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This draft proposes a unified protocol layering approach for pseudo- wire emulation edge-to-edge (PWE3). It adopts the principle that PWE3 should be a single transport type operating over a common packet- switched network (PSN) service model using, wherever possible, existing IETF protocols. The draft defines the protocol layering model for pseudo-wires, guidelines for the design of a specific encapsulation type, and the service requirements on the underlying PSN tunneling mechanism.


Stewart Bryant (

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