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I-D ACTION:draft-cpr-rap-cops-maid-00.txt

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	Title		: COPS-MAID: COPS Usage for Multi-Access Inter-Domain  MPLS-DiffServ Networks
	Author(s)	: G. Carrozzo
	Filename	: draft-cpr-rap-cops-maid-00.txt
	Pages		: 25
	Date		: 2003-11-18
This document describes an architecture for the communication between 
Border Routers (BR) and a Bandwidth Broker (BB) in a MPLS/DiffServ 
core network. This architecture is based on the Common Open Policy 
Service (COPS) protocol and defines a new Client Type extension for it. This specification applies basically to intra-domain MPLS/DiffServ 
network scenarios. However, the same extensions to COPS are suitable 
for inter-domain communications, when MPLS Label Switched Paths (LSP) 
with QoS-DiffServ guarantees are established across multiple 
MPLS/DiffServ islands. Therefore, this document provides also a 
simple and efficient model for inter-BB communication.

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