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Transporting PTP messages over MPLS networks using a link local addressing
draft-jobert-tictoc-ptp-link-local-00

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Last updated: 2012-09-06 (latest revision 2012-03-05)
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Abstract

This document introduces a method for transporting PTP messages over an MPLS network supported by an Ethernet physical layer. The MPLS layer itself is not used to carry the PTP messages with this method; instead, a link local Ethernet channel is used. Several advantages related to this method are highlighted in this document. The method targets in particular telecom applications requiring accurate phase/time synchronization, with "link-by-link" PTP architectures, where all the network nodes support a PTP function, such as Boundary Clock or Transparent Clock.

Authors

Sebastien Jobert <sebastien.jobert@orange.com>

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