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Title : Virtual Private LAN Services over MPLS
Author(s) : M. Lasserre et al.
Filename : draft-lasserre-vkompella-ppvpn-vpls-03.txt
Pages : 27
Date : 2003-1-16
This document describes a virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
solution over MPLS, also known as Transparent LAN Services (TLS). A
VPLS creates an emulated LAN segment for a given set of users. It
delivers a layer 2 broadcast domain that is fully capable of
learning and forwarding on Ethernet MAC addresses that is closed to
a given set of users. Many VPLS services can be supported from a
single PE node.
This document describes the control plane functions of signaling
demultiplexor labels, extending [PWE3-CTRL] and rudimentary support
for availability (multi-homing). It is agnostic to discovery
protocols. The data plane functions of forwarding are also
described, focusing, in particular, on the learning of MAC
addresses. The encapsulation of VPLS packets is described by [PWE3-
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