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This draft is a work item of the Forwarding and Control Element Separation Working Group of the IETF.
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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