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In addition to this official charter maintained by the IETF Secretariat, there is additional information about this working group on the Web at:
MPLS-TP wiki

Additional information is available at tools.ietf.org/wg/mpls

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Charter (as of 2011-08-18)

The MPLS working group is responsible for standardizing a base
technology for using label switching and for the implementation of
label-switched paths over various packet based link-level
technologies, such as Packet-over-Sonet, Frame Relay, ATM, and
LAN technologies (e.g. all forms of Ethernet, Token Ring, etc.).
This includes procedures and protocols for the distribution of
labels between routers and encapsulation.

The working group is also responsible for specifying the necessary
management objects (e.g. as part of MIB modules) and OAM techniques for
the functionality specified in the base MPLS technology.

The first generation of the MPLS standards are largely complete,
and the current WG work items are:

- Define requirements, mechanisms and protocol extensions for
point-to-multipoint (P2MP) MPLS

- Define requirements, mechanisms and protocol extensions for
traffic engineered point-to-multipoint (P2MP) MPLS, including
soft preemption

- Define requirements and mechanisms for MPLS OAM

- Define an overall OAM framework for MPLS applications

- MPLS-specific aspects of traffic engineering for multi-areas/multi-AS
in cooperation with the CCAMP WG

- Determine (with CCAMP) what procedures are appropriate for evaluating
proposals to extend the MPLS and GMPLS protocols, and document these

- Document current implementation practices for MPLS load sharing

- Include extensions to the MPLS WG protocols and RFCs necessary to
create an MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS TP). The work on the MPLS TP will
be coordinated between the working groups (eg, MPLS, CCAMP, PWE3, and
L2PVN) that are chartered to do MPLS TP work.


Goals and Milestones:

Done  Submit documents from original MPLS effort to IESG
Done  Framework for IP multicast over label-switched paths ready for advancement.
Done  LDP fault tolerance specification ready for advancement to Proposed Standard.
Done  Submit Definitions of Managed Objects for MultoiProtocol Label Switching, Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) to the IESG for publication as Proposed Standards
Done  Specification for MPLS-specific recovery ready for advancement.
Done  Submit Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Forward Equivalency Class-To-Next Hop Label Forwarding Entry Management Information Base to the IESG for publication as Proposed Standards
Done  Submit Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Label Switching Router (LSR), Management Information Base to the IESG for publication as Proposed Standards
Done  Submit Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Management Overview to the IESG for publication as Proposed Standards
Done  Submit Definitions of Textual Conventions for Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Management to the IESG for publication as Proposed Standards
Done  Submit Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Traffic Engineering Management Information Base to the IESG for publication as Proposed Standards
Done  Submit the Traffic Engineering Link MIB to the IESG for as a Proposed Standard
Done  Submit a specification on Encapsulations to carry MPLS over IP and GRE to the IESG for as a Proposed Standard
Done  Submit specification on LSP Ping to the IESG for publication as a Proposed Standard
Done  Submit a document defining the scope, requirements, and issues to resolve for setup of P2MP TE LSPs (MPLS and GMPLS)
Done  Submit an OAM Framework Document to the IESG for publication as an Informational RFC
Done  Submit a BCP on MPLS load sharing to the IESG
Done  Submit specification on LSR Self Test to the IESG for publication as a Proposed Standard
Done  Submit document(s) specifying protocol extensions, enhancements and mechanisms for setup of P2MP TE LSPs
Done  Submit point to multipoint TE MIB to IESG as proposed standard
Done  Submit EXP field clarification document to IESG as proposed standard
Done  Submit a specification on Soft Pre-emption of LSP Tunnels to the IESG for publication as a Proposed Standard
Done  Submit LDP extensions for P2MP LSPs
Done  Submit MPLS security framework for publication as an informational RFC
Done  Submit requirements for point-to-multipoint extensions to LDP