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I-D ACTION:draft-rosen-l2vpn-mesh-failure-00.txt



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	Title		: Detecting and Reacting to Failures of the Full Mesh in
                          IPLS and VPLS
	Author(s)	: E. Rosen
	Filename	: draft-rosen-l2vpn-mesh-failure-00.txt
	Pages		: 0
	Date		: 2003-8-6
	
Certain L2VPN architectures [IPLS, VPLS] rely on there being a full
mesh of pseudowires [PWE3-ARCH] among a set of entities.  This mesh
is used to provide a 'LAN-like' service among the entities.  If one
or more of these pseudowires is absent, so that there is not really a
full mesh, various higher layers (from routing to bridge control
protocols) that expect a LAN-like service may fail to work as
expected.  Therefore it is desirable to have procedures that enable
the pseudowire endpoints to determine automatically whether there is
really a full mesh or not.  It is also desirable to have procedures
that cause the L2VPNs to adapt to pseudowire failures.  This document
proposes a set of procedures to meet these goals.  Detailed protocol
encodings are not present, but will be added in future versions.

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