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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-mpls-lmp-01.txt



A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
This draft is a work item of the Multiprotocol Label Switching Working Group of the IETF.

	Title		: Link Management Protocol (LMP)
	Author(s)	: J. Lang, K. Mitra, J. Drake, K. Kompella,
                          Y. Rekhter, L. Berger, B. Rajagopalan, D. Basak, 
                          H. Sandick, A. Zinin, A. Banerjee
	Filename	: draft-ietf-mpls-lmp-01.txt
	Pages		: 51
	Date		: 30-Nov-00
	
Future networks will consist of photonic switches, optical 
crossconnects, and routers that may be configured with bundled links 
consisting of a number of user component links and an associated 
control channel.  This draft specifies a link management protocol 
(LMP) that runs between neighboring nodes and will be used for both 
link provisioning and fault isolation.  A unique feature of LMP is 
that it is able to isolate faults in both opaque and transparent 
networks, independent of the encoding scheme used for the component 
links. LMP will be used to maintain control channel connectivity, 
verify component link connectivity, and isolate link, fiber, or 
channel failures within the network.

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