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I-D ACTION:draft-stdenis-ms-over-mpls-00.txt



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	Title		: Multi-service over MPLS
	Author(s)	: B. St-Denis, D. Fedyk et al.
	Filename	: draft-stdenis-ms-over-mpls-00.txt
	Pages		: 19
	Date		: 20-Nov-00
	
This document describes a generalized approach to carrying Multi-
service protocol data units (PDUs) over an MPLS Network. This
proposal defines standard MPLS encapsulations that support permanent
virtual circuit (PVC) and switch virtual circuit (SVC) networking.
The goal of this draft is to provide a framework that allows an MPLS
network to support a range of services from simple circuit emulation
services, to complete network inter-working. There are two distinct
aspects to these services: the data plane and the control plane. The
data plane must be defined to support nailed-up and switched
services. This architecture covers the data plane but not the
complete procedures for the control plane. The control plane is only
defined from a nailed up perspective. The control plane for dynamic
services maybe supported by other signaling protocols such as PNNI.
Non MPLS signaling is not covered by this draft.

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