Chapter 2. Pseudowire Emulation Framework and Standards
This chapter covers the following topics:
Chapter 1, “Understanding Layer 2 VPNs,” introduced Layer 2 virtual private network (VPN) concepts and the problems it is designed to solve. It also highlighted the technology and deployment differences between Layer 2 VPNs and Layer 3 VPNs.
Among the new packet-based Layer 2 VPN architectures, pseudowire emulation forms the foundation for transporting Layer 2 traffic across IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks. This chapter describes the general architecture for pseudowire emulation and networking solutions proposed in standardization organizations that sometimes compete with ...