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RFC 3209 on Extensions to RSVP for LSP Tunnels

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        RFC 3209

        Title:	    RSVP-TE: Extensions to RSVP for LSP Tunnels
        Author(s):  D. Awduche, L. Berger, D. Gan, T. Li,
                    V. Srinivasan, G. Swallow
        Status:     Standards Track
	Date:       December 2001
        Mailbox:    awduche@movaz.com, lberger@movaz.com,
                    dhg@juniper.net, tli@procket.com,
                    vsriniva@cosinecom.com, swallow@cisco.com
        Pages:      61
        Characters: 132264
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:  None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-mpls-rsvp-lsp-tunnel-09.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3209.txt

This document describes the use of RSVP (Resource Reservation
Protocol), including all the necessary extensions, to establish
label-switched paths (LSPs) in MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching).
Since the flow along an LSP is completely identified by the label
applied at the ingress node of the path, these paths may be treated as
tunnels.  A key application of LSP tunnels is traffic engineering with
MPLS as specified in RFC 2702.

We propose several additional objects that extend RSVP, allowing the
establishment of explicitly routed label switched paths using RSVP as
a signaling protocol.  The result is the instantiation of
label-switched tunnels which can be automatically routed away from
network failures, congestion, and bottlenecks.

This document is a product of the Multiprotocol Label Switching
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the
"Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the
standardization state and status of this protocol.  Distribution
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