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        RFC 3471

        Title:      Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS)
                    Signaling Functional Description
        Author(s):  L. Berger, Editor
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       January 2003
        Pages:      34
        Characters: 72746
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-mpls-generalized-signaling-09.txt


This document describes extensions to Multi-Protocol Label Switching
(MPLS) signaling required to support Generalized MPLS.  Generalized
MPLS extends the MPLS control plane to encompass time-division (e.g.,
Synchronous Optical Network and Synchronous Digital Hierarchy,
SONET/SDH), wavelength (optical lambdas) and spatial switching (e.g.,
incoming port or fiber to outgoing port or fiber).  This document
presents a functional description of the extensions.  Protocol
specific formats and mechanisms, and technology specific details are
specified in separate documents.

This document is a product of the Common Control Measurement Plane
(ccamp) Working Group of the IETF.

This is a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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