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        RFC 3564

        Title:      Requirements for Support of Differentiated
                    Services-aware MPLS Traffic Engineering
        Author(s):  F. Le Faucheur, W. Lai
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       July 2003
        Pages:      22
        Characters: 50808
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:  None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-tewg-diff-te-reqts-07.txt


This document presents Service Provider requirements for support of
Differentiated Services (Diff-Serv)-aware MPLS Traffic Engineering

Its objective is to provide guidance for the definition, selection
and specification of a technical solution addressing these
requirements.  Specification for this solution itself is outside the
scope of this document.

A problem statement is first provided.  Then, the document describes
example applications scenarios identified by Service Providers where
existing MPLS Traffic Engineering mechanisms fall short and
Diff-Serv-aware Traffic Engineering can address the needs.  The
detailed requirements that need to be addressed by the technical
solution are also reviewed.  Finally, the document identifies the
evaluation criteria that should be considered for selection and
definition of the technical solution.

This document is a product of the Internet Traffic Engineering Working
Group of the IETF.

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