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Framework for Transport Network Slices

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Document Type This is an older version of an Internet-Draft whose latest revision is Replaced
Authors Eric Gray , John Drake
Last updated 2021-01-14 (Latest revision 2020-07-13)
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Expired & archived
Stream WG state Call For Adoption By WG Issued
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IESG IESG state Expired
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This memo discusses setting up special-purpose transport connections using existing IETF technologies. These connections are called transport slices for the purposes of this memo. The memo discusses the general framework for this setup, the necessary system components and interfaces, and how abstract requests can be mapped to more specific technologies. The memo also discusses related considerations with monitoring and security. This memo is intended for discussing interfaces and technologies. It is not intended to be a new set of concrete interfaces or technologies. Rather, it should be seen as an explanation of how some existing, concrete IETF VPN and traffic-engineering technologies can be used to create transport slices. Note that there are a number of these technologies, and new technologies or capabilities keep being added. This memo is also not intended presume any particular technology choice.


Eric Gray
John Drake

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