I do not think this WG should be chartered.
On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, The IESG wrote:
1. Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS)--L2 service that emulates LAN
across an IP and an MPLS-enabled IP network, allowing standard
Ethernet devices communicate with each other as if they were
connected to a common LAN segment.
I *definitely* think we should *NOT* be working on this.
2. Virtual Private Wire Service (VPWS)--L2 service that provides L2
point-to-point connectivity (e.g. Frame Relay DLCI, ATM VPI/VCI,
point-to-point Ethernet) across an IP and an MPLS-enabled IP network.
We shouldn't be working on this.
3. IP-only L2 VPNs--L2 service across an IP and an MPLS-enabled
IP network, allowing standard IP devices to communicate with each
other as if they were connected to a common LAN segment or a point-
We may have to work on the point-to-point L2 VPN case, but I'd like to see
alternative approaches to this.
Pekka Savola "You each name yourselves king, yet the
Netcore Oy kingdom bleeds."
Systems. Networks. Security. -- George R.R. Martin: A Clash of Kings