Wildcard Pseudowire Type
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, pwe3 mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, pwe3 chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Wildcard Pseudowire Type' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Wildcard Pseudowire Type ' <draft-ietf-pwe3-wildcard-pw-type-03.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Pseudowire Emulation Edge to Edge Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Mark Townsley and Jari Arkko. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-pwe3-wildcard-pw-type-03.txt
Technical Summary Pseudowire signaling requires that the Pseudowire Type (PW Type) be identical in both directions. For certain applications the configuration of the PW Type is most easily accomplished by configuring this information at just one PW endpoint. In any form of LDP-based signaling, each PW endpoint must initiate the creation of a unidirectional LSP. In order to allow the initiation of these two LSPs to remain independent, a means of allowing the PW endpoint lacking a priori knowledge of the PW Type to initiate the creation of an LSP is needed. This document defines a Wildcard PW Type to satisfy this need. Working Group Summary This document has been reviewed by the experts in the PWE3 WG. It has been explicitly requested by the MFA that we expedite completion as they need to reference it in their work. Protocol Quality This document was reviewed for the IESG by Mark Townsley. Note to RFC Editor Please make the reference to RFC3985 informative rather than normative.