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I-D ACTION:draft-qureshi-mpls-shared-protection-00.txt



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	Title		: MPLS-TE Shared Mesh Protection
	Author(s)	: A. Qureshi et al.
	Filename	: draft-qureshi-mpls-shared-protection-00.txt
	Pages		: 5
	Date		: 2002-10-28
	
This document discusses the shared mesh protection concept. Its aim
is to provide fast, guaranteed recovery of service at significantly
less cost of protection capacity compared to other schemes. In
companion documents [1,2], extensions to RSVP-TE and OSPF-TE
protocols are proposed that enable shared mesh protection. Those
extensions, together with this document, first address global repair
with path-based protection switching, as opposed to local repair of
LSP failures and reroute. However, the concept can be extended
straightforwardly to the local repair techniques being considered in
the MPLS working group.

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