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Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) Support for Metro Ethernet Forum and G.8011 Ethernet Service Switching
RFC 6004

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         L. Berger
Request for Comments: 6004                                          LabN
Category: Standards Track                                       D. Fedyk
ISSN: 2070-1721                                           Alcatel-Lucent
                                                            October 2010

       Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) Support for Metro Ethernet Forum
                 and G.8011 Ethernet Service Switching

Abstract

   This document describes a method for controlling two specific types
   of Ethernet switching via Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching
   (GMPLS).  This document supports the types of switching corresponding
   to the Ethernet services that have been defined in the context of the
   Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and International Telecommunication Union
   (ITU) G.8011.  Specifically, switching in support of Ethernet private
   line and Ethernet virtual private line services are covered.  Support
   for MEF- and ITU-defined parameters is also covered.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6004.

Berger & Fedyk               Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 6004            GMPLS Support for MEF and G.8011        October 2010

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Overview ...................................................3
      1.2. Conventions Used in This Document ..........................4
   2. Common Signaling Support ........................................5
      2.1. Ethernet Endpoint Identification ...........................5
           2.1.1. Endpoint ID TLV .....................................5
                  2.1.1.1. Procedures .................................6
      2.2. Connection Identification ..................................6
           2.2.1. Procedures ..........................................6
      2.3. Traffic Parameters .........................................7
           2.3.1. L2 Control Protocol TLV .............................7
      2.4. Bundling and VLAN Identification ...........................9
   3. EPL Service .....................................................9
      3.1. EPL Service Parameters .....................................9
   4. EVPL Service ...................................................10
      4.1. EVPL Generalized Label Format .............................10
      4.2. Egress VLAN ID Control and VLAN ID Preservation ...........11
      4.3. Single Call - Single LSP ..................................11
      4.4. Single Call - Multiple LSPs ...............................11
   5. IANA Considerations ............................................12
      5.1. Endpoint ID Attributes TLV ................................12
      5.2. Line LSP Encoding .........................................12
      5.3. Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) Switching Type .......12
   6. Security Considerations ........................................13
   7. References .....................................................13
      7.1. Normative References ......................................13
      7.2. Informative References ....................................14
   Acknowledgments ...................................................14

Berger & Fedyk               Standards Track                    [Page 2]
RFC 6004            GMPLS Support for MEF and G.8011        October 2010

1.  Introduction

   [MEF6] and [G.8011] provide parallel frameworks for defining network-

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