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Carrying Virtual Transport Network (VTN) Information in MPLS Packet

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Zhenbin Li , Jie Dong
Last updated 2023-04-19 (Latest revision 2022-10-16)
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A Virtual Transport Network (VTN) is a virtual network which has a customized network topology and a set of dedicated or shared network resources allocated from the underlying physical network. Multiple VTNs can be created by network operator for using as the underlay for one or a group of VPNs services to provide enhanced VPN (VPN+) services. In packet forwarding, some fields in the data packet needs to be used to identify the VTN the packet belongs to, so that the VTN-specific processing can be executed on the packet. In the context of network slicing, a VTN can be instantiated as a Network Resource Partition (NRP). This document proposes a mechanism to carry the data plane VTN ID in an MPLS packet to identify the VTN the packet belongs to. The procedure for processing the VTN ID is also specified.


Zhenbin Li
Jie Dong

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