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I-D ACTION:draft-mack-crane-gmpls-signaling-enhancements-00.txt

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	Title		: Enhancements to GMPLS Signaling for Optical 
	Author(s)	: B. Mack-Crane et al.
	Filename	: draft-mack-crane-gmpls-signaling-enhancements-00.txt
	Pages		: 14
	Date		: 17-Nov-00
GMPLS [2] has now been proposed as an extension to the MPLS
framework to include non packet-switched optical technologies, such
as time-division multiplexing (PDH/SDH/SONET) and wavelength
division multiplexing (lambdas/fibers). This draft proposes an
enhanced label request format for such optical technologies, which
accounts for some special characteristics of these technologies
(see, for instance, [3], [4], [5])that differentiate them from
packet-switched technologies. When enumerating our encoding, we
focus, for clarity, on optical TDM technologies, since the standards
for these are well-defined, but it will be seen that the proposal
has very general applicability.

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