Update of the Pseudowire Control-Word Negotiation Mechanism
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, pwe3 mailing list <email@example.com>, pwe3 chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Pseudowire Control Word Negotiation Mechanism Update' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-pwe3-cbit-negotiation-05.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Pseudowire Control Word Negotiation Mechanism Update' (draft-ietf-pwe3-cbit-negotiation-05.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Pseudowire Emulation Edge to Edge Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Stewart Bryant and Adrian Farrel. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-pwe3-cbit-negotiation/
Technical Summary This document solves a particular problem with the control word negotiation mechanism specified in RFC 4447. Based on the problem analysis, a message exchanging mechanism is introduced to solve the control word negotiation issue. This document updates the RFC 4447 control word negotiation mechanism. This update is fully backwards compatible with existing implementations. Working Group Summary This draft had strong consensus in the WG, and received good comments at the various stages of its development. For more information please see the entry in document history log in the tracker posted on 21/June/2012. Document Quality To quote the Shepherd: There is at least one known vendor implementation of the draft (the reporter says "Our product manager asked me to thank IETF&PWE3 to help to solve this problem"), and other vendors have expressed implementation plans. Personnel Andrew Malis is the Document Shepherd for this document. Stewart Bryant is the Responsible Area Director.