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	Title		: ForCES Forwarding Element Functional Model
	Author(s)	: L. Yang
	Filename	: draft-ietf-forces-model-00.txt
	Pages		: 36
	Date		: 2003-8-11
	
This document defines a functional model for forwarding elements 
(FEs) used in the Forwarding and Control Plane Separation (ForCES) 
protocol.  This model is used to describe the capabilities, 
capacities, state and configuration of ForCES forwarding elements 
within the context of the ForCES protocol, so that ForCES control 
elements (CEs) can control the FEs accordingly. The model is to 
specify what logical functions are present in the FEs, what 
capabilities these functions support, and how these functions are 
or can be interconnected. The forwarding element model defined 
herein is intended to satisfy the requirements specified in the 
ForCES requirements draft [FORCES-REQ].  Using this model, 
predefined or vendor specific logical functions can be expressed 
and configured. However, the definition of these individual 
functions are not described and defined in this document.

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