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I-D ACTION:draft-guo-optical-mesh-ring-00.txt

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	Title		: Hybrid Mesh-Ring Optical Networks and Their Routing 
                          Information Distribution Using Opaque LSA
	Author(s)	: D. Guo, J. Fu, L. Zhang, N. Ghani
	Filename	: draft-guo-optical-mesh-ring-00.txt
	Pages		: 9
	Date		: 19-Dec-00
Optical rings provide a simplified and robust mechanism for failure
protection and are extensively used in current tranport networks.
Recently, efforts are under the way to build optical mesh networks 
due to the latter's connection flexibility and better network capa-
city utilization. We advocate an optical network topology of mixing 
rings together with meshes, either by embedding rings into meshes or 
by connecting rings with meshes. A mesh-ring network provides both 
Connection flexibility and robust failure protection.

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