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I-D ACTION:draft-soumiya-lmp-fault-notification-ext-00.txt

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	Title		: Extensions to LMP for Flooding-based Fault Notification
	Author(s)	: T. Soumiya, P. Czezowski
	Filename	: draft-soumiya-lmp-fault-notification-ext-00.txt
	Pages		: 10
	Date		: 2003-3-10
This draft describes extensions to the Link Management Protocol (LMP)
for use in flooding-based fault notification in pre-OTN networks.  
Pre-OTN networks are transport networks that have a GMPLS-based 
control plane and various transport plane technologies (such as 
Optical Cross Connects and Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers, etc.)  An 
important feature of these networks is timely recovery from failures
- using either a protection or restoration scheme.  The recovery 
schemes should also be resource efficient and flexible to meet 
operator requirements.  Once a fault is detected, fault notification
is one of a series of phases needed to achieve recovery.  We prefer a
flooding-based approach to the notification phase because it may 
offer speed and flexibility advantages over using RSVP-TE signaling 
for notification.  Extending LMP to include fault notification is a 
good fit to the problem because fault management is already one of 
its features and many of its protocol objects can be reused.

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