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Title : Virtual Private LAN Service
Author(s) : K. Kompella, et al.
Filename : draft-ietf-l2vpn-vpls-bgp-03.txt
Pages : 19
Date : 2005-1-4
Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), also known as Transparent LAN
Service, and Virtual Private Switched Network service, is a useful
Service Provider offering. The service offered is a Layer 2 VPN;
however, in the case of VPLS, the customers in the VPN are connected
by a multipoint network, in contrast to the usual Layer 2 VPNs, which
are point-to-point in nature.
This document describes the functions required to offer VPLS, and
proposes a mechanism for signaling a VPLS, as well as for forwarding
VPLS frames across a packet switched network.
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