Pseudowire Setup and Maintenance Using the Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
RFC 8077

Document Type RFC - Internet Standard (February 2017; No errata)
Obsoletes RFC 6723, RFC 4447
Also known as STD 84
Last updated 2017-02-02
Replaces draft-ietf-pwe3-rfc4447bis
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                   L. Martini, Ed.
Request for Comments: 8077                                 G. Heron, Ed.
STD: 84                                                            Cisco
Obsoletes: 4447, 6723                                      February 2017
Category: Standards Track
ISSN: 2070-1721

                    Pseudowire Setup and Maintenance
              Using the Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)

Abstract

   Layer 2 services (such as Frame Relay, Asynchronous Transfer Mode,
   and Ethernet) can be emulated over an MPLS backbone by encapsulating
   the Layer 2 Protocol Data Units (PDUs) and then transmitting them
   over pseudowires (PWs).  It is also possible to use pseudowires to
   provide low-rate Time-Division Multiplexed and Synchronous Optical
   NETworking circuit emulation over an MPLS-enabled network.  This
   document specifies a protocol for establishing and maintaining the
   pseudowires, using extensions to the Label Distribution Protocol
   (LDP).  Procedures for encapsulating Layer 2 PDUs are specified in
   other documents.

   This document is a rewrite of RFC 4447 for publication as an Internet
   Standard.

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 7841.

   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/rfc8077.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................4
   2. Changes from RFC 4447 ...........................................6
   3. Specification of Requirements ...................................6
   4. The Pseudowire Label ............................................7
   5. Details Specific to Particular Emulated Services ................9
      5.1. IP Layer 2 Transport .......................................9
   6. LDP .............................................................9
      6.1. The PWid FEC Element .......................................9
      6.2. The Generalized PWid FEC Element ..........................11
           6.2.1. Attachment Identifiers .............................12
           6.2.2. Encoding the Generalized PWid FEC Element ..........14
                  6.2.2.1. PW Interface Parameters TLV ...............15
                  6.2.2.2. PW Group ID TLV ...........................15
           6.2.3. Signaling Procedures ...............................16
      6.3. Signaling of Pseudowire Status ............................17
           6.3.1. Use of Label Mapping Messages ......................17
           6.3.2. Signaling PW Status ................................18
           6.3.3. Pseudowire Status Negotiation Procedures ...........19
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