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        RFC 3272

        Title:      Overview and Principles of Internet Traffic
                    Engineering
        Author(s):  D. Awduche, A. Chiu, A. Elwalid, I. Widjaja,
                    X. Xiao
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       May 2002
        Mailbox:    awduche@movaz.com, angela.chiu@celion.com,
                    anwar@lucent.com, iwidjaja@research.bell-labs.com,
                    xipeng@redback.com
        Pages:      71
        Characters: 190384
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-tewg-principles-02.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3272.txt


This memo describes the principles of Traffic Engineering (TE) in the
Internet.  The document is intended to promote better understanding
of the issues surrounding traffic engineering in IP networks, and to
provide a common basis for the development of traffic engineering
capabilities for the Internet.  The principles, architectures, and
methodologies for performance evaluation and performance optimization
of operational IP networks are discussed throughout this document.

This document is a product of the Internet Traffic Engineering Working
Group of the IETF.

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not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
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