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Network Working Group                               Siva Sivabalan (Ed.)
Internet Draft                                        Sami Boutros (Ed.)
Intended status: Standards Track                            Luca Martini
Expires: September 11, 2012                                Cisco Systems


Frederic Jounay                                   Maciek Konstantynowicz
Philippe Niger                                                   Juniper
France Telecom
                                                      Gianni Del Vecchio
Thomas D. Nadeau                                                Swisscom
CA Technologies
                                                             Yuji Kamite
Simon Delord                                          NTT Communications
Telstra
                                                             Lizhong Jin
Laurent Ciavaglia                                                    ZTE
Martin Vigoureux
Alcatel-Lucent
                                                          March 11, 2012



     Signaling Root-Initiated Point-to-Multipoint Pseudowire using LDP
                      draft-ietf-pwe3-p2mp-pw-04.txt


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Abstract

   This document specifies a mechanism to signal Point-to-Multipoint
   (P2MP) Pseudowires (PW) tree using LDP. Such a mechanism is suitable
   for any Layer 2 VPN service requiring P2MP connectivity over an IP or
   MPLS enabled PSN. A P2MP PW established via the proposed mechanism is
   root initiated.


Table of Contents


   1. Introduction...................................................2
   2. Terminology....................................................4
   3. Signaling P2MP PW..............................................5
      3.1. PW ingress to egress incompatibility issues...............6
      3.2. P2MP PW FEC...............................................7
      3.3. Typed Wildcard FEC Format for new FEC....................12
      3.4. Group ID usage...........................................13
      3.5. Generic Label TLV........................................13
   4. LDP Capability Negotiation....................................13
   5. P2MP PW Status................................................15
   6. Security Considerations.......................................15
   7. IANA Considerations...........................................16
      7.1. FEC Type Name Space......................................16
      7.2. LDP TLV Type.............................................16
      7.3. mLDP Opaque Value Element TLV Type.......................16
      7.4. Selective Tree Interface Parameter sub-TLV Type..........16
      7.5. WildCard PMSI tunnel type................................17
   8. Acknowledgment................................................17
   9. References....................................................17
      9.1. Normative References.....................................17
      9.2. Informative References...................................18
   Author's Addresses...............................................19
   Full Copyright Statement.........................................21
   Intellectual Property Statement..................................21

1. Introduction

      A Point-to-Multipoint (P2MP) Pseudowire (PW) emulates the
   essential attributes of a unidirectional P2MP Telecommunications
   service such as P2MP ATM over PSN. A major difference between a
   Point-to-Point (P2P) PW outlined in [RFC3985] and a P2MP PW is that
   the former is intended for bidirectional service whereas the latter


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   is intended for both unidirectional, and optionally bidirectional
   service. Requirements for P2MP PW are described in [P2MP-PW-REQ].

   P2MP PW can be constructed as either Single Segment (P2MP SS-PW) or
   Multi Segment (P2MP MS-PW) Pseudowires as mentioned in [P2MP-PW-
   REQ]. P2MP MS-PW is outside the scope of this document.  A reference
   model for P2MP PW is depicted in Figure 1 below. A transport LSP
   associated with a P2MP SS-PW SHOULD be a P2MP MPLS LSP (i.e., P2MP
   TE tunnel established via RSVP-TE [RFC4875] or P2MP LSP established
   via mLDP [RFC6388]) spanning from the Root-PE to the Leaf-PE(s) of
   the P2MP SS-PW tree. For example, in Figure 1, PW1 can be associated
   with a P2MP TE tunnel or P2MP LSP setup using mLDP originating from
   PE1 and terminating at PE2 and PE3.


                |<--------------P2MP PW---------------->|
         Native |                                       |  Native
        Service |     |<--PSN1->|      |<--PSN2->|      |  Service
         (AC)   V     V         V      V         V      V   (AC)
           |    +-----+         +------+         +------+    |
           |    |     |         |   P1 |=========|T-PE2 |AC3 |    +---+
           |    |     |         |   .......PW1.........>|-------->|CE3|
           |    |T-PE1|=========|   .  |=========|      |    |    +---+
           |    |  .......PW1........  |         +------+    |
           |    |  .  |=========|   .  |         +------+    |
           |    |  .  |         |   .  |=========|T-PE3 |AC4 |    +---+
   +---+   |AC1 |  .  |         |   .......PW1.........>|-------->|CE4|
   |CE1|------->|...  |         |      |=========|      |    |    +---+
   +---+   |    |  .  |         +------+         +------+    |
           |    |  .  |         +------+         +------+    |
           |    |  .  |=========|   P2 |=========|T-PE4 |AC5 |    +---+
           |    |  .......PW1..............PW1.........>|-------->|CE5|
           |    |     |=========|      |=========|      |    |    +---+
           |    +-----+         +------+         +------+    |

                              Figure 1: P2MP PW


   Mechanisms for establishing P2P SS-PW using LDP are described in





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   [RFC4447]. In this document, we specify a method to signal P2MP PW
   using LDP. In particular, we define new FEC, TLVs, parameters, and
   status codes to facilitate LDP to signal and maintain P2MP PWs.

   As outlined in [P2MP-PW-REQ], even though the traffic flow from a
   Root-PE (R-PE) to Leaf-PE(s) (L-PEs) is P2MP in nature, it may be
   desirable for any L-PE to send unidirectional P2P traffic destined
   only to the R-PE. The proposed mechanism takes such option into
   consideration.

   The P2MP PW requires an MPLS LSP to carry the PW traffic, and the
   MPLS packets carried over the PW will be encapsulated according to
   the methods described in [RFC5332].


   Conventions used in this document

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC-2119 Error!
   Reference source not found..

2. Terminology

   FEC: Forwarding Equivalence Class

   LDP: Label Distribution Protocol

   mLDP: Label Distribution Protocol for P2MP/MP2MP LSP

   LSP: Label Switching Path

   MS-PW: Multi-Segment Pseudowire

   P2P: Point to Point

   P2MP: Point to Multipoint

   PE: Provider Edge

   PSN: Packet Switched Network




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   PW: Pseudowire

   SS-PW: Single-Segment Pseudowire

   S-PE: Switching Provider Edge Node of MS-PW

   TE: Traffic Engineering

   R-PE: Root-PE - ingress PE, PE initiating P2MP PW setup.

   L-PE: Leaf-PE - egress PE.

3. Signaling P2MP PW

   In order to advertise labels as well as exchange PW related LDP
   messages, PEs must establish LDP sessions among themselves using the
   Extended Discovery Mechanisms. A PE discovers other PEs that are to
   be connected via P2MP PWs either via manual configuration or
   autodiscovery [RFC6074].

   R-PE and each L-PE MUST be configured with the same FEC as defined
   in the following section.

   P2MP PW requires that there is an active P2MP PSN LSP set up between
   R-PE and L-PE(s). Note that the procedure to set up the P2MP PSN LSP
   is different depending on the signaling protocol used (RSVP-TE or
   mLDP).

   In case of mLDP, a Leaf-PE can decide to join the P2MP LSP at any
   time; whereas in the case of RSVP-TE, the P2MP LSP is set up by the
   R-PE, generally at the initial service provisioning time. It should
   be noted that local policy can override any decision to join, add or
   prune existing or new L-PE(s) from the tree. In any case, the PW
   setup can ignore these differences, and simply assume that the P2MP
   PSN LSP is available when needed.

   A P2MP PW signaling is initiated by the R-PE simply by sending a
   P2MP-PW LDP label mapping message to the L-PE(s) belonging to that
   P2MP PW. This label mapping message will contain the following:





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          1. A FEC TLV containing P2MP PW Upstream FEC element that
             includes Transport LSP sub TLV.
          2. An Interface Parameters TLV, as described in [RFC4447].
          3. A PW Grouping TLV, as described in [RFC4447].
          4. A label TLV for the upstream-assigned label used by R-PE
             for the traffic going from R-PE to L-PE(s).

   The R-PE imposes the upstream-assigned label on the outbound packets
   sent over the P2MP-PW, and using this label an L-PE identifies the
   inbound packets arriving over the P2MP PW.

   Additionally, the R-PE MAY send label mapping message(s) to one or
   more L-PE(s) to signal unidirectional P2P PW(s). The L-PE(s) can use
   such PW(s) to send traffic to the R-PE. This optional label mapping
   message will contain the following:

          1. P2P PW Downstream FEC element.
          2. A label TLV for the down-stream assigned label used by the
            corresponding L-PE to send traffic to the R-PE.

   The LDP liberal label retention mode is used, and per requirements
   specified in [RFC5036], the Label Request message MUST also be
   supported.

   The upstream-assigned label is allocated according to the rules in
   [RFC5331].

   When an L-PE receives a PW Label Mapping Message, it MUST verify the
   associated P2MP PSN LSP is in place. If the associated P2MP PSN LSP
   is not in place, and its type is LDP P2MP LSP, the L-PE SHOULD
   attempt to join the P2MP LSP associated with the P2MP PW. If the
   associated P2MP PSN LSP is not in place, and its type is RSVP-TE
   P2MP LSP, the L-PE SHOULD wait till the P2MP transport LSP is
   signaled.


3.1. PW ingress to egress incompatibility issues

   If an R-PE signals a PW with a pw type, CW mode, or interface
   parameters that a particular L-PE cannot accept, then the L-PE must



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   not enable the PW, and notify the user. In this case, a PW status
   message with status code of 0x00000001 (Pseudowire Not Forwarding)
   MUST also be sent to the R-PE.

   Note that this procedure does not apply if the L-PE had not been
   provisioned with this particular P2MP PW. In this case according to
   the LDP liberal label retention rules, no action is taken.


3.2. P2MP PW FEC

  [RFC4447] specifies two types of LDP FEC elements called "PWid FEC
   Element" and "Generalized PWid FEC Element" used to signal P2P PWs.
   We define two new types of FEC elements called "P2MP PW Upstream FEC
   Element" and "P2P PW Downstream FEC Element". These FEC elements are
   associated with a mandatory upstream assigned label and an optional
   downstream assigned label respectively.

   FEC type of the P2MP PW Upstream FEC Element is 0x82 (pending IANA
   allocation) and is encoded as follows:
























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    0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   | P2MP PW Up    |C|           PW Type           | PW Info Length|
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |    AGI Type   |     Length    |         AGI Value             |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   ~                       AGI Value (contd.)                      ~
   |                                                               |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |    AII Type   |     Length    |         SAII Value            |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   ~                       SAII Value (contd.)                     ~
   |                                                               |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |PMSI Tunnel typ|     Length    |                               |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+                               +
   +                                                               +
   ~                   Transport LSP ID                            ~
   |                                                               |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |                                                               |
   |                       Optional Parameters                     |
   ~                                                               ~
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+


                Figure 2: P2MP PW Upstream FEC Element

     * PW Type:

      15-bit representation of PW type, and the assigned values are
      assigned by IANA.

     * C bit:

      A value of 1 or 0 indicates whether control word is present or
      absent for the P2MP PW.

     * PW Info Length:



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      Sum of the lengths of AGI, SAII, PMSI Tunnel info, and Optional
      Parameters field in octets. If this value is 0, then it
      references all PWs using the specified grouping ID. In this case,
      there are neither other FEC element fields (AGI, SAII, etc.)
      present, nor any interface parameters TLVs. Alternatively, we can
      use typed WC FEC described in section 3.3 to achieve the same or
      to have better filtering.

     * AGI:

      Attachment Group Identifier can be used to uniquely identify VPN
      or VPLS instance associated with the P2MP PW. This has the same
      format as the Generalized PWid FEC element [RFC4447].

     * SAII:

      Source Attachment Individual Identifier is used to identify the
      root of the P2MP PW. The root is represented using AII type 2
      format specified in [RFC5003].  Note that the SAII can be omitted
      by simply setting the length and type to zero.

      P2MP PW is identified by the Source Attachment Identifier (SAI).
      If the AGI is non-null, the SAI is the combination of the SAII
      and the AGI, if the AGI is null, the SAI is the SAII.

     * PMSI Tunnel Type and Transport LSP ID:

      A P2MP PW MUST be associated with a transport LSP which can be
   established using RSVP-TE or mLDP.

     * PMSI Tunnel Type:

      The PMSI tunnel type is defined in [L3VPN-MCAST].

      When the type is set to mLDP P2MP LSP, the Tunnel Identifier is
      a P2MP FEC Element as defined in [RFC6388]. A new mLDP Opaque
      Value Element type for L2VPN-MCAST application needs to be
      allocated.






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     * Transport LSP ID:
       This is the Tunnel Identifier which is defined in [L3VPN-MCAST].

      An R-PE sends Label Mapping Message as soon as the transport LSP
      ID associated with the P2MP PW is known (e.g., via configuration)
      regardless of the operational state of that transport LSP.
      Similarly, an R-PE does not withdraw the labels when the
      corresponding transport LSP goes down.  Furthermore, an L-PE
      retains the P2MP PW labels regardless of the operational status
      of the transport LSP.

   Note that a given transport LSP can be associated with more than one
   P2MP PWs and all P2MP PWs will be sharing the same R-PE and L-PE(s).

   In the case of LDP P2MP LSP, when an L-PE receives the Label
   Mapping Message, it can initiate the process of joining the P2MP LSP
   tree associated with the P2MP PW.

   In the case of RSVP-TE P2MP LSP, only the R-PE initiates the
   signaling of P2MP LSP.



     * Optional Parameters:

      The Optional Parameter field can contain some TLVs that are not
      part of the FEC, but are necessary for the operation of the PW.
      This proposed mechanism uses two such TLVs: Interface Parameters
      TLV, and Group ID TLV.

     The Interface Parameters TLV and Group ID TLV specified in
     [RFC4447] can also be used in conjunction with P2MP PW FEC in a
     label message. For Group ID TLV, the sender and receiver of these
     TLVs should follow the same rules and procedures specified in
     [RFC4447]. For Interface Parameters TLV, the procedure differs
     from the one specified in [RFC4447] due to specifics of P2MP
     connectivity. When the interface parameters are signaled by a R-
     PE, each L-PE must check if its configured value(s) is less than
     or equal to the threshold value provided by the R-PE (e.g. MTU
     size (Ethernet), max number of concatenated ATM cells, etc)). For




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     other interface parameters like CEP/TDM Payload bytes (TDM), the
     value MUST exactly match the values signaled by the R-PE.

     Multicast traffic stream associated with a P2MP PW can be
     selective or inclusive. To support the former, this document
     defines a new optional Selective Tree Interface Parameter sub-TLV
     (type is pending IANA allocation) according to the format
     described in [RFC4447]. The value of the sub-TLV contains the
     source and the group for a given multicast tree as shown in Figure
     3. Also, if a P2MP PW is associated with multiple selective trees,
     the corresponding label mapping message will carry more than one
     instance of this Sub-TLV. Furthermore, in the absence of this sub-
     TLV, the P2MP PW is associated with all multicast traffic stream
     originating from the root.

                   +----------------------------------------- +
                   | Multicast Source Length (1 Octet)        |
                   +----------------------------------------- +
                   | Multicast Source (variable length)       |
                   +----------------------------------------- +
                   | Multicast Group Length (1 Octet)         |
                   +----------------------------------------- +
                   | Multicast Group (variable length)        |
                   +----------------------------------------- +


           Figure 3: Selective Tree Interface Parameter Sub-TLV Value

   Note that since the LDP label mapping message is only sent by the R-
   PE to all the L-PEs, it is not possible to negotiate any interface
   parameters.

   The type of optional P2P PW Downstream FEC Element is 0x83 (pending
   IANA allocation), and is encoded as follows:









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    0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   | P2P PW Down   |C|           PW Type           | PW Info Length|
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |    AGI Type   |     Length    |         AGI Value             |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   ~                       AGI Value (contd.)                      ~
   |                                                               |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |    AII Type   |     Length    |         SAII Value            |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   ~                       SAII Value (contd.)                     ~
   |                                                               |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

               Figure 4: P2P PW Downstream FEC Element

   The definition of the fields in the P2P PW Downstream FEC Element is
   the same as those of P2MP PW Upstream FEC Element.

3.3. Typed Wildcard FEC Format for new FEC

   [RFC5918] defines the general notion of a "Typed Wildcard" FEC
   Element, and requires FEC designer to specify a typed wildcard FEC
   element for newly defined FEC element types. This document defines
   two new FEC elements, "P2MP PW Upstream" and "P2P PW Downstream" FEC
   element, and hence requires us to define their Typed Wildcard
   format.


   [PW-TWC-FEC] defines Typed Wildcard FEC element format for other PW
   FEC Element types (PWid and Gen. PWid FEC Element) in section 2 as
   follows:
    0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |Typed Wcard=0x5|Type=PW FEC|   Len = 3    |R|   PW type   |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |    . . .      | PMSI Tun Type |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
         Figure 5: Typed Wildcard Format for P2MP PW FEC Elements


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   [PW-TWC-FEC] specifies that "Type" field can be either "PWid" (0x80)
   or "Generalized PWid" (0x81) FEC element type. This document reuses
   the existing typed wildcard format as specified in [PW-TWC-FEC] and
   illustrated in Figure 5. We extend the definition of "Type" field to
   also include "P2MP PW Upstream" and "P2P PW Downstream" FEC element
   types, as well as add an additional field "PMSI Tun Type". We
   reserve PMSI tunnel Type 0xFF to mean "wildcard" transport tunnel
   type. This "wildcard" transport tunnel type can be used in a typed
   wildcard p2mp FEC for further filtering. This field only applies to
   Typed wildcard P2MP PW Upstream FEC and MUST be set to "wildcard"
   for "P2P PW Downstream FEC" typed wildcard element.


3.4. Group ID usage

   The Grouping TLV as defined in [RFC4447] contains a group ID capable
   of indicating an arbitrary group membership of a P2MP-PW. This group
   ID can be used in LDP "wild card" status, and withdraw label
   messages, as described in [RFC4447].


3.5. Generic Label TLV

   As in the case of P2P PW signaling, P2MP PW labels are carried
   within Generic Label TLV contained in LDP Label Mapping Message. A
   Generic Label TLV is formatted and processed as per the rules and
   procedures specified in [RFC4447]. For a given P2MP PW, a single
   upstream-assigned label is allocated by the R-PE, and is advertised
   to all L-PEs using the Generic Label TLV in label mapping message
   containing the P2MP PW Upstream FEC element.

   The R-PE can also allocate a unique label for each L-PE from which
   it intends to receive P2P traffic. Such a label is advertised to the
   L-PE using Generic Label TLV and P2P PW Downstream FEC in label
   mapping message.


4. LDP Capability Negotiation

   The capability of supporting P2MP PW must be advertised to all LDP
   peers. This is achieved by using the methods in [RFC5561] and


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   advertising the LDP "P2MP PW Capability" TLV. If an LDP peer
   supports the dynamic capability advertisement, this can be done by
   sending a new Capability message with the S bit set for the P2MP PW
   capability TLV. If the peer does not supports dynamic capability
   advertisement, then the P2MP PW Capability TLV MUST be included in
   the LDP Initialization message during the session establishment. An
   LSR having P2MP PW capability MUST recognize both P2MP PW Upstream
   FEC Element and P2P PW Downstream FEC Element in LDP label messages.

   In line with requirements listed in [RFC5561], the following TLV is
   defined to indicate the P2MP PW capability:


    0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |U|F| P2MP PW Capability (0x703)|            Length             |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |S| Reserved    |    Reserved   |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

                  Figure 7: LDP P2MP PW Capability TLV

   Note: TLV number pending IANA allocation.

     * U-bit:

       SHOULD be 1 (ignore if not understood).

     * F-bit:

       SHOULD be 0 (don't forward if not understood).

     * P2MP PW Capability TLV Code Point:

      The TLV type, which identifies a specific capability. The P2MP PW
      capability code point is requested in the IANA allocation section
      below.

     * S-bit:




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       The State Bit indicates whether the sender is advertising or
       withdrawing the P2MP PW capability. The State bit is used as
       follows:
             1 - The TLV is advertising the capability specified by the
                 TLV Code Point.

             0 - The TLV is withdrawing the capability specified by the
                 TLV Code Point.

      * Length:
         MUST be set to 2 (octet).



5. P2MP PW Status

   In order to support the proposed mechanism, a node MUST be capable
   of handling PW status. As such, PW status negotiation procedure
   described in [RFC4447] is not applicable to P2MP PW.

   Once an L-PE successfully processes a Label Mapping Message for a
   P2MP PW, it MUST send appropriate PW status according to the
   procedure specified [RFC4447] to notify the PW status. If there is
   no PW status notification required, then no PW status notification
   is sent (for example if the P2MP PW is established and operational
   with a status code of Success (0x00000000), pw status message is
   not necessary). PW status message sent from any L-PE to R-PE
   contains P2P PW Downstream FEC to identify the PW.

   An R-PE also sends PW status to L-PE(s) to reflect its view of a
   P2MP PW state. Such PW status message contains P2MP PW Upstream FEC
   to identify the PW.

   Connectivity status of the underlying P2MP LSP that P2MP PW is
   associated with, can be verified using LSP Ping and Traceroute
   procedures described in [P2MP-LSP-PING].


6. Security Considerations

   The security measures described in [RFC4447] is adequate for the
   proposed mechanism.


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7. IANA Considerations

7.1. FEC Type Name Space

   This document uses two new FEC element types, number 0x82 and 0x83
   will be requested as an allocation from the registry "FEC Type Name
   Space" for the Label Distribution Protocol (LDP RFC5036):

   Value    Hex    Name                               Reference
   -------  -----  -----------------------------      ---------
    130     0x82   P2MP PW Upstream FEC Element       RFCxxxx
    131     0x83   P2P PW Downstream FEC Element      RFCxxxx


7.2. LDP TLV Type

   This document uses a new LDP TLV types, IANA already maintains a
   registry of name "TLV TYPE NAME SPACE" defined by RFC5036. The
   following values are suggested for assignment:

      TLV type  Description:

      0x0703   P2MP PW Capability TLV


7.3. mLDP Opaque Value Element TLV Type

   This document requires allocation of a new mLDP Opaque Value Element
   Type from the LDP MP Opaque Value Element type name space defined in
   [mLDP].

   The following value is suggested for assignment:

      TLV type  Description
      0x3       L2VPN-MCAST application TLV


7.4. Selective Tree Interface Parameter sub-TLV Type

   This document requires allocation of a sub-TLV from the registry
   "Pseudowire Interface Parameters Sub-TLV Type".



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   The following value is suggested for assignment:

      TLV type  Description
      0x0D      Selective Tree Interface Parameter.

7.5. WildCard PMSI tunnel type.

   This document requires the allocation of PMSI tunnel Type 0xFF to
   mean wildcard transport tunnel type

8. Acknowledgment

   Authors would like thank Andre Pelletier and Parag Jain for their
   valuable suggestions.


9. References

9.1. Normative References


   [RFC2119]  Bradner. S, "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
   Requirement Levels", RFC 2119, March, 1997.

   [RFC4447] "Transport of Layer 2 Frames Over MPLS", Martini, L.,
   et al., RFC 4447, April 2006.

   [RFC5036]  Andersson, L., Minei, I., and B. Thomas, "LDP
   Specification", RFC 5036, October 2007.

   [RFC5003] C. Metz, L. Martini, F. Balus, J. Sugimoto, "Attachment
   Individual Identifier (AII) Types for Aggregation", RFC5003,
   September 2007.

   [RFC5331] R. Aggarwal, Y. Rekhter, E. Rosen, "MPLS Upstream Label
   Assignment and Context-Specific Label Space", RFC 5331, August 2008.

   [RFC5332] T. Eckert, E. Rosen, Ed.,R. Aggarwal, Y. Rekhter, "MPLS
   Multicast Encapsulations", RFC 5332, August 2008.

   [RFC6388] I. Minei, K. Kompella, I. Wijnands, B. Thomas, "Label
   Distribution Protocol Extensions for Point-to-Multipoint and



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   Multipoint-to-Multipoint Label Switched Paths", RFC 6388, November
   2011.

   [RFC4875] R. Aggarwal, Ed., D. Papadimitriou, Ed., S. Yasukawa, Ed.,
   "Extensions to Resource Reservation Protocol - Traffic Engineering
   (RSVP-TE) for Point-to-Multipoint TE Label Switched Paths (LSPs).",
   RFC 4875, May 2007.

   [L3VPN-MCAST] R. Aggarwal, E. Rosen, T. Morin, Y. Rekhter, "BGP
   Encodings and Procedures for Multicast in MPLS/BGP IP VPNs", draft-
   ietf-l3vpn-2547bis-mcast-bgp-08.txt, Work in Progress, October 2009.

   [RFC5561] B.Thomas, K.Raza, S.Aggarwal, R.Agarwal, JL. Le Roux, "LDP
   Capabilities", RFC 5561, July 2009.

   [RFC5918] R. Asati, I. Minei, and B. Thomas, "LDP Typed Wildcard
   Forwarding Equivalence Class", RFC 5918, August 2010.

   [PW-TWC-FEC] K. Raza, S. Boutros, and C. Pignataro, "LDP Typed
   Wildcard FEC for PWid and Generalized PWid FEC Elements",
   draft-ietf-pwe3-pw-types-wc-fec-03.txt, work in progress,
   February 2012.


9.2. Informative References

   [RFC3985] Stewart Bryant, et al., "PWE3 Architecture", RFC3985

   [RFC6074] E. Rosen,W. Luo,B. Davie,V. Radoaca "Provisioning, Auto-
   Discovery, and Signaling in Layer 2 Virtual Private Networks
   (L2VPNs)", RFC6074, January 2011.

   [P2MP-PW-REQ]   F. Jounay, et. al, "Requirements for Point to
   Multipoint Pseudowire", draft-ietf-pwe3-p2mp-pw-requirements-03.txt,
   Work in Progress, August 2010.

   [P2MP-LSP-PING] A. Farrel, S. Yasukawa, "Detecting Data Plane
   Failures in Point-to-Multipoint Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
   - Extensions to LSP Ping", draft-ietf-mpls-p2mp-lsp-ping-15.txt,
   Work In Progress, January 2011.







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Author's Addresses

   Siva Sivabalan
   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   2000 Innovation Drive
   Kanata, Ontario, K2K 3E8
   Canada
   Email: msiva@cisco.com

   Sami Boutros
   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   3750 Cisco Way
   San Jose, California 95134
   USA
   Email: sboutros@cisco.com

   Luca Martini
   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   9155 East Nichols Avenue, Suite 400
   Englewood, CO, 80112
   United States
   Email: lmartini@cisco.com

   Maciek Konstantynowicz
   Juniper Networks
   UNITED KINGDOM
   e-mail: maciek@juniper.net

   Gianni Del Vecchio
   Swisscom (Schweiz) AG
   Zentweg 9
   CH-3006 Bern
   Switzerland
   e-mail: Gianni.DelVecchio@swisscom.com

   Thomas D. Nadeau
   CA Technologies
   273 Corporate Drive
   Portsmouth, NH 03801
   USA
   e-mail: thomas.nadeau@ca.com

   Frederic Jounay
   France Telecom


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   2, avenue Pierre-Marzin
   22307 Lannion Cedex
   FRANCE
   Email: frederic.jounay@orange-ftgroup.com

   Philippe Niger
   France Telecom
   2, avenue Pierre-Marzin
   22307 Lannion Cedex
   FRANCE
   Email: philippe.niger@orange-ftgroup.com

   Yuji Kamite
   NTT Communications Corporation
   Tokyo Opera City Tower
   3-20-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
   Tokyo  163-1421
   Japan
   Email: y.kamite@ntt.com

   Lizhong Jin
   ZTE
   889 Bibo Road,
   Shanghai, 201203
   P.R.China
   Email: lizhong.jin@zte.com.cn

   Martin Vigoureux
   Alcatel-Lucent
   Route de Villejust
   Nozay,   91620
   France
   Email: martin.vigoureux@alcatel-lucent.com

   Laurent Ciavaglia
   Alcatel-Lucent
   Route de Villejust
   Nozay,   91620
   France
   Email: Laurent.Ciavaglia@alcatel-lucent.com



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   Simon Delord
   Alcatel-Lucent
   E-mail: simon.a.delord@team.telstra.com

   Kamran Raza
   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   2000 Innovation Drive
   Kanata, Ontario, K2K 3E8
   Canada
   Email: skraza@cisco.com





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