VPLS PE Model for E-Tree Support

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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 (jiangyuanlong@huawei.com)
Lucy Yong (lucyyong@huawei.com)
Manuel Paul (Manuel.Paul@telekom.de)
Frederic JOUNAY (frederic.jounay@orange.ch)
Florin Balus (florin.balus@alcatel-lucent.com)
Wim Henderickx (wim.henderickx@alcatel-lucent.com)
Ali Sajassi (sajassi@cisco.com)

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