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Evaluation of distributed control signaling protocols in GMPLS

Iqbal, Ahmed Ali, Mahmood, Waqar, Ahmed, Ejaz, & Samad, Kashan (2005) Evaluation of distributed control signaling protocols in GMPLS. In Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on the Optical Internet, Chongqing.

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Abstract

GMPLS is a generalized form of MPLS (MultiProtocol Label Switching). MPLS is IP packet based and it uses MPLS-TE for Packet Traffic Engineering. GMPLS is extension to MPLS capabilities. It provides separation between transmission, control and management plane and network management. Control plane allows various applications like traffic engineering, service provisioning, and differentiated services. GMPLS control plane architecture includes signaling (RSVP-TE, CR-LDP) and routing (OSPF-TE, ISIS-TE) protocols. This paper provides an overview of the signaling protocols, describes their main functionalities, and provides a general evaluation of both the protocols.

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ID Code: 33695
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: forward path, GMPLS, label switching, signaling protocols, traffic engineering
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500) > Computer Communications Networks (100503)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 04 Aug 2010 08:26
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:14

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