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Encapsulation Methods for Transport of packets over an MPLS PSN - efficient for IP/MPLS

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Sriganesh Kini , Dave Sinicrope
Last updated 2011-03-14
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A Packet Pseudowire (PPW) must be able to carry a packet of any protocol that can be carried over Ethernet. In many cases IP and MPLS are the pre-dominant protocols on a PPW transported over an MPLS PSN. Other protocols are used mainly for control purposes. In such a scenario it is highly beneficial to make IP/MPLS encapsulation efficient. This document defines such an encapsulation while retaining the ability to exchange packets of any other protocol over the PPW.


Sriganesh Kini
Dave Sinicrope

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