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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-ccamp-lmp-08.txt

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This draft is a work item of the Common Control and Measurement Plane Working Group of the IETF.

	Title		: Link Management Protocol (LMP)
	Author(s)	: J. Lang
	Filename	: draft-ietf-ccamp-lmp-08.txt
	Pages		: 74
	Date		: 2003-3-26
For scalability purposes, multiple data links can be combined to 
form a single traffic engineering (TE) link.  Furthermore, the 
management of TE links is not restricted to in-band messaging, but 
instead can be done using out-of-band techniques.  This document 
specifies a link management protocol (LMP) that runs between 
neighboring nodes and is used to manage TE links.  Specifically, LMP 
will be used to maintain control channel connectivity, verify the 
physical connectivity of the data links, correlate the link property 
information, suppress downstream alarms, and localize link failures 
for protection/restoration purposes in multiple kinds of networks.

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