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VPLS PE Model for E-Tree Support

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Last updated: 2013-05-14 (latest revision 2012-06-14)
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A generic VPLS solution for E-Tree services is proposed which uses VLANs to indicate root/leaf traffic. A VPLS Provider Edge (PE) model is illustrated as an example for the solution. In the solution, E- Tree VPLS PEs are interconnected by PWs which carry the VLAN indicating the E-Tree attribute, the MAC address based Ethernet forwarding engine and the PW work in the same way as before. A signaling mechanism for E-Tree capability and VLAN mapping negotiation is further described.


Yuanlong Jiang <>
Lucy Yong <>
Manuel Paul <>
Frederic JOUNAY <>
Florin Balus <>
Wim Henderickx <>
Ali Sajassi <>

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