[c-nsp] L2 ethernet multipoint over IP?

Phil Mayers p.mayers at imperial.ac.uk
Wed Dec 3 11:09:20 EST 2014

On 03/12/14 15:46, Peter Rathlev wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-12-03 at 14:09 +0000, Phil Mayers wrote:
>> On 03/12/14 12:50, Peter Rathlev wrote:
>>> (PS: It has to be pure IP as seen from the rest of the network, so no
>>> MPLS unless it's something like MPLSoGRE.)
>> For curiosity - why *not* MPLS? It really sounds like a job for VPLS,
>> but you obviously have some reason not to do that.
> Well, I need to attach these devices to the access ports on the edge of
> the network. For a VPLS service I would need to privison an MPLS enabled
> VLAN on the access layer, wouldn't I? That seems rather complicated
> though this might just be my inexperience saying that.

The VLAN is just a plain old VLAN as far as the layer2 network is concerned.

The differences all exists at the MPLS PE router.

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