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This draft is a work item of the Common Control and Measurement Plane Working Group of the IETF.
Title : Requirements for GMPLS-Based Multi-Region and Multi-Layer Networks (MRN/MLN)
Author(s) : K. Shiomoto, et al.
Filename : draft-ietf-ccamp-gmpls-mln-reqs-11.txt
Pages : 27
Date : 2008-05-28
Most of the initial efforts to utilize Generalized MPLS (GMPLS)
have been related to environments hosting devices with a single
switching capability. The complexity raised by the control of such
data planes is similar to that seen in classical IP/MPLS networks.
By extending MPLS to support multiple switching technologies, GMPLS
provides a comprehensive framework for the control of a multi-
layered network of either a single switching technology or multiple
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In GMPLS, a switching technology domain defines a region, and a
network of multiple switching types is referred to in this document
as a Multi-Region Network (MRN). When referring in general to a
layered network, which may consist of either a single or multiple
regions, this document uses the term, Multi-Layer Network (MLN).
This document defines a framework for GMPLS based multi-region /
multi-layer networks and lists a set of functional requirements.
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