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Concluded WG GMPLS Controlled Ethernet Label Switching (gels)

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WG Name GMPLS Controlled Ethernet Label Switching
Acronym gels
Area Routing Area (rtg)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-gels-01 Approved
Document dependencies
Personnel Chairs Dimitri Papadimitriou, Loa Andersson

Final Charter for Working Group

Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) signaling and
routing is applicable to Layer 2 technologies. However, up to now,
very little attention has been given to the control of Ethernet
switches using GMPLS protocols in support of point-to-point paths.

The purpose of this BoF is to determine interest in applying GMPLS to
Ethernet LSR. As it is a non-objective of the IETF to initiate any
Ethernet data plane work, the purpose of this BoF is also to highlight
and discuss foreseen interactions with other SDOs, in particular, the
IEEE 802.1, with respect to the data plane operations.

This BOF will also discuss the consequent GMPLS control plane
requirements and what extensions to existing GMPLS protocols may be
required and whether there is cause and support for this work within
the IETF.