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I-D ACTION:draft-ouldbrahim-bgpgmpls-ovpn-00.txt



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	Title		: BGP/GMPLS Optical VPNs
	Author(s)	: H. Ould-Brahim, D. Fedyk, P. Ashwood-Smith,
                          Y. Rekhter, E. Rosen
	Filename	: draft-ouldbrahim-bgpgmpls-ovpn-00.txt
	Pages		: 10
	Date		: 24-Apr-01
	
Consider a service provider network that offers Optical Virtual 
Private Network (OVPN) service. An important goal in the OVPN 
service is the ability to support what is known as 'single end 
provisioning', where addition of a new port to a given OVPN would 
involve configuration/provisioning changes only on the devices 
connected to that port. Another important goal in the OVPN service 
is the ability to establish/terminate an optical connection between 
a pair of (existing) ports within an OVPN without involving 
configuration/provisioning changes in any of the provider devices.  
  
In this document we describe a set of mechanisms that accomplishes 
these goals.

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