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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-ccamp-lmp-09.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-09.txt
	Pages		: 77
	Date		: 2003-6-11
	
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 a pair
of 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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