Dynamic Link Exchange Protocol (DLEP)

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Greg Harrison  , Stan Ratliff , Darryl Satterwhite  , Cisco Cisco  , Shawn Jury 
Last updated 2011-01-17 (latest revision 2010-10-07)
Replaced by RFC 8175
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When routing devices rely on modems to effect communications over wireless links, they need timely and accurate knowledge of the characteristics of the link (speed, state, etc.) in order to make forwarding decisions. In mobile or other environments where these characteristics change frequently, manual configurations or the inference of state through routing or transport protocols does not allow the router to make the best decisions. A bidirectional, event- driven communication channel between the router and the modem is necessary.


Greg Harrison (greharri@cisco.com)
Stan Ratliff (sratliff@cisco.com)
Darryl Satterwhite (dsatterw@cisco.com)
Cisco Cisco (boberry@cisco.com)
Shawn Jury (sjury@cisco.com)

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