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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      Q. Zhao, Ed.
Request for Comments: 6006                             Huawei Technology
Category: Standards Track                                   D. King, Ed.
ISSN: 2070-1721                                       Old Dog Consulting
                                                            F. Verhaeghe
                                             Thales Communication France
                                                               T. Takeda
                                                         NTT Corporation
                                                                  Z. Ali
                                                     Cisco Systems, Inc.
                                                               J. Meuric
                                                          France Telecom
                                                          September 2010


                             Extensions to
       the Path Computation Element Communication Protocol (PCEP)
    for Point-to-Multipoint Traffic Engineering Label Switched Paths

Abstract

   Point-to-point Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Generalized
   MPLS (GMPLS) Traffic Engineering Label Switched Paths (TE LSPs) may
   be established using signaling techniques, but their paths may first
   need to be determined.  The Path Computation Element (PCE) has been
   identified as an appropriate technology for the determination of the
   paths of point-to-multipoint (P2MP) TE LSPs.

   This document describes extensions to the PCE communication Protocol
   (PCEP) to handle requests and responses for the computation of paths
   for P2MP TE LSPs.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Terminology ................................................4
      1.2. Requirements Language ......................................5
   2. PCC-PCE Communication Requirements ..............................5
   3. Protocol Procedures and Extensions ..............................6
      3.1. P2MP Capability Advertisement ..............................6
           3.1.1. P2MP Computation TLV in the Existing PCE
                  Discovery Protocol ..................................6
           3.1.2. Open Message Extension ..............................7
      3.2. Efficient Presentation of P2MP LSPs ........................7
      3.3. P2MP Path Computation Request/Reply Message Extensions .....8
           3.3.1. The Extension of the RP Object ......................8
           3.3.2. The New P2MP END-POINTS Object ......................9
      3.4. Request Message Format ....................................12
      3.5. Reply Message Format ......................................12
      3.6. P2MP Objective Functions and Metric Types .................13
           3.6.1. New Objective Functions ............................13
           3.6.2. New Metric Object Types ............................14
      3.7. Non-Support of P2MP Path Computation ......................14

      3.8. Non-Support by Back-Level PCE Implementations .............15
      3.9. P2MP TE Path Reoptimization Request .......................15
      3.10. Adding and Pruning Leaves to/from the P2MP Tree ..........16
      3.11. Discovering Branch Nodes .................................19
           3.11.1. Branch Node Object ................................19
      3.12. Synchronization of P2MP TE Path Computation Requests .....19
      3.13. Request and Response Fragmentation .......................20
           3.13.1. Request Fragmentation Procedure ...................21
           3.13.2. Response Fragmentation Procedure ..................21
           3.13.3. Fragmentation Examples ............................21
      3.14. UNREACH-DESTINATION Object ...............................22
      3.15. P2MP PCEP-ERROR Objects and Types ........................23
      3.16. PCEP NO-PATH Indicator ...................................24
   4. Manageability Considerations ...................................25
      4.1. Control of Function and Policy ............................25
      4.2. Information and Data Models ...............................25
      4.3. Liveness Detection and Monitoring .........................25
      4.4. Verifying Correct Operation ...............................25
      4.5. Requirements for Other Protocols and Functional
           Components ................................................26
      4.6. Impact on Network Operation ...............................26
   5. Security Considerations ........................................26
   6. IANA Considerations ............................................27
      6.1. PCEP TLV Type Indicators ..................................27
      6.2. Request Parameter Bit Flags ...............................27
      6.3. Objective Functions .......................................27
      6.4. Metric Object Types .......................................27
      6.5. PCEP Objects ..............................................28
      6.6. PCEP-ERROR Objects and Types ..............................29
      6.7. PCEP NO-PATH Indicator ....................................30
      6.8. SVEC Object Flag ..........................................30
      6.9. OSPF PCE Capability Flag ..................................30
   7. Acknowledgements ...............................................30
   8. References .....................................................30
      8.1. Normative References ......................................30
      8.2. Informative References ....................................32

1.  Introduction

   The Path Computation Element (PCE) defined in [RFC4655] is an entity
   that is capable of computing a network path or route based on a
   network graph, and applying computational constraints.  A Path
   Computation Client (PCC) may make requests to a PCE for paths to be
   computed.

   [RFC4875] describes how to set up point-to-multipoint (P2MP) Traffic
   Engineering Label Switched Paths (TE LSPs) for use in Multiprotocol
   Label Switching (MPLS) and Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) networks.

   The PCE has been identified as a suitable application for the
   computation of paths for P2MP TE LSPs [RFC5671].

   The PCE communication Protocol (PCEP) is designed as a communication
   protocol between PCCs and PCEs for point-to-point (P2P) path
   computations and is defined in [RFC5440].  However, that
   specification does not provide a mechanism to request path
   computation of P2MP TE LSPs.

   A P2MP LSP is comprised of multiple source-to-leaf (S2L) sub-LSPs.
   These S2L sub-LSPs are set up between ingress and egress Label
   Switching Routers (LSRs) and are appropriately overlaid to construct
   a P2MP TE LSP.  During path computation, the P2MP TE LSP may be
   determined as a set of S2L sub-LSPs that are computed separately and
   combined to give the path of the P2MP LSP, or the entire P2MP TE LSP
   may be determined as a P2MP tree in a single computation.

   This document relies on the mechanisms of PCEP to request path
   computation for P2MP TE LSPs.  One path computation request message
   from a PCC may request the computation of the whole P2MP TE LSP, or
   the request may be limited to a sub-set of the S2L sub-LSPs.  In the
   extreme case, the PCC may request the S2L sub-LSPs to be computed
   individually with it being the PCC's responsibility to decide whether
   to signal individual S2L sub-LSPs or combine the computation results
   to signal the entire P2MP TE LSP.  Hence the PCC may use one path
   computation request message or may split the request across multiple
   path computation messages.

1.1.  Terminology

   Terminology used in this document:

      TE LSP: Traffic Engineering Label Switched Path.

      LSR: Label Switching Router.

      OF: Objective Function: A set of one or more optimization criteria
      used for the computation of a single path (e.g., path cost
      minimization), or for the synchronized computation of a set of
      paths (e.g., aggregate bandwidth consumption minimization).

      P2MP: Point-to-Multipoint.

      P2P: Point-to-Point.

   This document also uses the terminology defined in [RFC4655],
   [RFC4875], and [RFC5440].

1.2.  Requirements Language

   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 [RFC2119].

2.  PCC-PCE Communication Requirements

   This section summarizes the PCC-PCE communication requirements for
   P2MP MPLS-TE LSPs described in [RFC5862].  The numbering system
   corresponds to the requirement numbers used in [RFC5862].

   1.  The PCC MUST be able to specify that the request is a P2MP path
       computation request.

   2.  The PCC MUST be able to specify that objective functions are to
       be applied to the P2MP path computation request.

   3.  The PCE MUST have the capability to reject a P2MP path request
       and indicate non-support of P2MP path computation.

   4.  The PCE MUST provide an indication of non-support of P2MP path
       computation by back-level PCE implementations.

   5.  A P2MP path computation request MUST be able to list multiple
       destinations.

   6.  A P2MP path computation response MUST be able to carry the path
       of a P2MP LSP.

   7.  By default, the path returned by the PCE SHOULD use the
       compressed format.

   8.  It MUST be possible for a single P2MP path computation request or
       response to be conveyed by a sequence of messages.

   9.  It MUST NOT be possible for a single P2MP path computation
       request to specify a set of different constraints, traffic
       parameters, or quality-of-service requirements for different
       destinations of a P2MP LSP.

   10. P2MP path modification and P2MP path diversity MUST be supported.

   11. It MUST be possible to reoptimize existing P2MP TE LSPs.

   12. It MUST be possible to add and remove P2MP destinations from
       existing paths.

   13. It MUST be possible to specify a list of applicable branch nodes
       to use when computing the P2MP path.

   14. It MUST be possible for a PCC to discover P2MP path computation
       capability.

   15. The PCC MUST be able to request diverse paths when requesting a
       P2MP path.

3.  Protocol Procedures and Extensions

   The following section describes the protocol extensions required to
   satisfy the requirements specified in Section 2 ("PCC-PCE
   Communication Requirements") of this document.

3.1.  P2MP Capability Advertisement

3.1.1.  P2MP Computation TLV in the Existing PCE Discovery Protocol

   [RFC5088] defines a PCE Discovery (PCED) TLV carried in an OSPF
   Router Information Link State Advertisement (LSA) defined in
   [RFC4970] to facilitate PCE discovery using OSPF.  [RFC5088]
   specifies that no new sub-TLVs may be added to the PCED TLV.  This
   document defines a new flag in the OSPF PCE Capability Flags to
   indicate the capability of P2MP computation.

   Similarly, [RFC5089] defines the PCED sub-TLV for use in PCE
   Discovery using IS-IS.  This document will use the same flag
   requested for the OSPF PCE Capability Flags sub-TLV to allow IS-IS to
   indicate the capability of P2MP computation.

   The IANA assignment for a shared OSPF and IS-IS P2MP Capability Flag
   is documented in Section 6.9 ("OSPF PCE Capability Flag") of this
   document.

   PCEs wishing to advertise that they support P2MP path computation
   would set the bit (10) accordingly.  PCCs that do not understand this
   bit will ignore it (per [RFC5088] and [RFC5089]).  PCEs that do not
   support P2MP will leave the bit clear (per the default behavior
   defined in [RFC5088] and [RFC5089]).

   PCEs that set the bit to indicate support of P2MP path computation
   MUST follow the procedures in Section 3.3.2 ("The New P2MP END-POINTS
   Object") to further qualify the level of support.

3.1.2.  Open Message Extension

   Based on the Capabilities Exchange requirement described in
   [RFC5862], if a PCE does not advertise its P2MP capability during
   discovery, PCEP should be used to allow a PCC to discover, during the
   Open Message Exchange, which PCEs are capable of supporting P2MP path
   computation.

   To satisfy this requirement, we extend the PCEP OPEN object by
   defining a new optional TLV to indicate the PCE's capability to
   perform P2MP path computations.

   IANA has allocated value 6 from the "PCEP TLV Type Indicators" sub-
   registry, as documented in Section 6.1 ("PCEP TLV Type Indicators").
   The description is "P2MP capable", and the length value is 2 bytes.
   The value field is set to default value 0.

   The inclusion of this TLV in an OPEN object indicates that the sender
   can perform P2MP path computations.

   The capability TLV is meaningful only for a PCE, so it will typically
   appear only in one of the two Open messages during PCE session
   establishment.  However, in case of PCE cooperation (e.g.,
   inter-domain), when a PCE behaving as a PCC initiates a PCE session
   it SHOULD also indicate its path computation capabilities.

3.2.  Efficient Presentation of P2MP LSPs

   When specifying additional leaves, or optimizing existing P2MP TE
   LSPs as specified in [RFC5862], it may be necessary to pass existing
   P2MP LSP route information between the PCC and PCE in the request and
   reply messages.  In each of these scenarios, we need new path objects
   for efficiently passing the existing P2MP LSP between the PCE and
   PCC.

   We specify the use of the Resource Reservation Protocol Traffic
   Engineering (RSVP-TE) extensions Explicit Route Object (ERO) to
   encode the explicit route of a TE LSP through the network.  PCEP ERO
   sub-object types correspond to RSVP-TE ERO sub-object types.  The
   format and content of the ERO object are defined in [RFC3209] and
   [RFC3473].

   The Secondary Explicit Route Object (SERO) is used to specify the
   explicit route of a S2L sub-LSP.  The path of each subsequent S2L
   sub-LSP is encoded in a P2MP_SECONDARY_EXPLICIT_ROUTE object SERO.
   The format of the SERO is the same as an ERO defined in [RFC3209] and
   [RFC3473].

   The Secondary Record Route Object (SRRO) is used to record the
   explicit route of the S2L sub-LSP.  The class of the P2MP SRRO is the
   same as the SRRO defined in [RFC4873].

   The SERO and SRRO are used to report the route of an existing TE LSP
   for which a reoptimization is desired.  The format and content of the
   SERO and SRRO are defined in [RFC4875].

   A new PCEP object class and type are requested for SERO and SRRO.

   Object-Class Value    29
   Name                  SERO
   Object-Type           1: SERO
                         2-15: Unassigned
   Reference             RFC 6006

   Object-Class Value    30
   Name                  SRRO
   Object-Type           1: SRRO
                         2-15: Unassigned
   Reference             RFC 6006

   The IANA assignment is documented in Section 6.5 ("PCEP Objects").

   Since the explicit path is available for immediate signaling by the
   MPLS or GMPLS control plane, the meanings of all of the sub-objects
   and fields in this object are identical to those defined for the ERO.

3.3.  P2MP Path Computation Request/Reply Message Extensions

   This document extends the existing P2P RP (Request Parameters) object
   so that a PCC can signal a P2MP path computation request to the PCE
   receiving the PCEP request.  The END-POINTS object is also extended
   to improve the efficiency of the message exchange between PCC and PCE
   in the case of P2MP path computation.

3.3.1.  The Extension of the RP Object

   The PCE path computation request and reply messages will need the
   following additional parameters to indicate to the receiving PCE that
   the request and reply messages have been fragmented across multiple
   messages, that they have been requested for a P2MP path, and whether
   the route is represented in the compressed or uncompressed format.

   This document adds the following flags to the RP Object:

   The F-bit is added to the flag bits of the RP object to indicate to
   the receiver that the request is part of a fragmented request, or is
   not a fragmented request.

   o  F (RP fragmentation bit - 1 bit):

      0: This indicates that the RP is not fragmented or it is the last
         piece of the fragmented RP.

      1: This indicates that the RP is fragmented and this is not the
         last piece of the fragmented RP.  The receiver needs to wait
         for additional fragments until it receives an RP with the same
         RP-ID and with the F-bit set to 0.

   The N-bit is added in the flag bits field of the RP object to signal
   the receiver of the message that the request/reply is for P2MP or is
   not for P2MP.

   o  N (P2MP bit - 1 bit):

      0: This indicates that this is not a PCReq or PCRep message for
         P2MP.

      1: This indicates that this is a PCReq or PCRep message for P2MP.

   The E-bit is added in the flag bits field of the RP object to signal
   the receiver of the message that the route is in the compressed
   format or is not in the compressed format.  By default, the path
   returned by the PCE SHOULD use the compressed format.

   o  E (ERO-compression bit - 1 bit):

      0: This indicates that the route is not in the compressed format.

      1: This indicates that the route is in the compressed format.

   The IANA assignment is documented in Section 6.2 ("Request Parameter
   Bit Flags") of this document.

3.3.2.  The New P2MP END-POINTS Object

   The END-POINTS object is used in a PCReq message to specify the
   source IP address and the destination IP address of the path for
   which a path computation is requested.  To represent the end points
   for a P2MP path efficiently, we define two new types of END-POINTS
   objects for the P2MP path:

   o  Old leaves whose path can be modified/reoptimized;

   o  Old leaves whose path must be left unchanged.

   With the new END-POINTS object, the PCE path computation request
   message is expanded in a way that allows a single request message to
   list multiple destinations.

   In total, there are now 4 possible types of leaves in a P2MP request:

   o  New leaves to add (leaf type = 1)

   o  Old leaves to remove (leaf type = 2)

   o  Old leaves whose path can be modified/reoptimized (leaf type = 3)

   o  Old leaves whose path must be left unchanged (leaf type = 4)

   A given END-POINTS object gathers the leaves of a given type.  The
   type of leaf in a given END-POINTS object is identified by the END-
   POINTS object leaf type field.

   Using the new END-POINTS object, the END-POINTS portion of a request
   message for the multiple destinations can be reduced by up to 50% for
   a P2MP path where a single source address has a very large number of
   destinations.

   Note that a P2MP path computation request can mix the different types
   of leaves by including several END-POINTS objects per RP object as
   shown in the PCReq Routing Backus-Naur Form (RBNF) [RFC5511] format
   in Section 3.4 ("Request Message Format").

   The format of the new END-POINTS object body for IPv4 (Object-Type 3)
   is 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
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |                          Leaf type                            |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |                     Source IPv4 address                       |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |                  Destination IPv4 address                     |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    ~                           ...                                 ~
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |                  Destination IPv4 address                     |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

      Figure 1.  The New P2MP END-POINTS Object Body Format for IPv4

   The format of the END-POINTS object body for IPv6 (Object-Type 4) is
   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
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |                          Leaf type                            |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |                                                               |
    |                Source IPv6 address (16 bytes)                 |
    |                                                               |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |                                                               |
    |              Destination IPv6 address (16 bytes)              |
    |                                                               |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    ~                           ...                                 ~
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    |                                                               |
    |              Destination IPv6 address (16 bytes)              |
    |                                                               |
    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

      Figure 2.  The New P2MP END-POINTS Object Body Format for IPv6

   The END-POINTS object body has a variable length.  These are
   multiples of 4 bytes for IPv4, and multiples of 16 bytes, plus 4
   bytes, for IPv6.

3.4.  Request Message Format

   The PCReq message is encoded as follows using RBNF as defined in
   [RFC5511].

   Below is the message format for the request message:

                      <PCReq Message>::= <Common Header> 
                              [<svec-list>]
                              <request-list>

           where:

                <svec-list>::=<SVEC>
                              [<OF>]
                              [<metric-list>]
                              [<svec-list>]

                <request-list>::=<request>[<request-list>]

                <request>::= <RP>
                             <end-point-rro-pair-list>
                             [<OF>]
                             [<LSPA>]
                             [<BANDWIDTH>]
                             [<metric-list>]
                             [<IRO>|<BNC>]
                             [<LOAD-BALANCING>]

           where:

                <end-point-rro-pair-list>::=
                                   <END-POINTS>[<RRO-List>[<BANDWIDTH>]]
                                   [<end-point-rro-pair-list>]
                <RRO-List>::=(<RRO>|<SRRO>)[<RRO-List>]
                <metric-list>::=<METRIC>[<metric-list>]
EID 4867 (Verified) is as follows:

Section: 3.4

Original Text:

           <PCReq Message>::= <Common Header>
                                 <request>
        where:
                <request>::= <RP>
                                <end-point-rro-pair-list>
                                [<OF>]
                                [<LSPA>]
                                [<BANDWIDTH>]
                                [<metric-list>]
                                [<IRO>]
                                [<LOAD-BALANCING>]

        where:

                <end-point-rro-pair-list>::=
                                   <END-POINTS>[<RRO-List>][<BANDWIDTH>]
                                   [<end-point-rro-pair-list>]

                <RRO-List>::=<RRO>[<BANDWIDTH>][<RRO-List>]
                <metric-list>::=<METRIC>[<metric-list>]

Corrected Text:

           <PCReq Message>::= <Common Header>
                              [<svec-list>]
                              <request-list>

           where:

                <svec-list>::=<SVEC>
                              [<OF>]
                              [<metric-list>]
                              [<svec-list>]

                <request-list>::=<request>[<request-list>]

                <request>::= <RP>
                             <end-point-rro-pair-list>
                             [<OF>]
                             [<LSPA>]
                             [<BANDWIDTH>]
                             [<metric-list>]
                             [<IRO>|<BNC>]
                             [<LOAD-BALANCING>]

           where:

                <end-point-rro-pair-list>::=
                                   <END-POINTS>[<RRO-List>[<BANDWIDTH>]]
                                   [<end-point-rro-pair-list>]
                <RRO-List>::=(<RRO>|<SRRO>)[<RRO-List>]
                <metric-list>::=<METRIC>[<metric-list>]
Notes:
o Update the Routing Backus-Naur Form (RBNF) [RFC5511] for Request
message format:

* Update the request message to allows for the bundling of
multiple path computation requests within a single Path
Computation Request (PCReq) message.

* Add <svec-list> in PCReq message. This object was missed in
[RFC6006].

* Add BNC object in PCReq message. This object is required to
support P2MP. It shares the same format as Include Route Object
(IRO) but it is a different object.

* Update the <RRO-List> format to also allow Secondary Record
Route object (SRRO). This object was missed in [RFC6006].

* Removed the BANDWIDTH Object followed by Record Route Object
(RRO) from <RRO-List>. As BANDWIDTH object doesn't need to follow
for each RRO in the <RRO-List>, there already exist BANDWIDTH
object follow <RRO-List> and is backward compatible with
[RFC5440].

* Update the <end-point-rro-pair-list> to allow optional BANDWIDTH
object only if <RRO-List> is included.

Refer https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-palleti-pce-rfc6006bis/?include_text=1
Figure 3. The Message Format for the Request Message Note that we preserve compatibility with the [RFC5440] definition of <request>. At least one instance of <endpoints> MUST be present in this message. We have documented the IANA assignment of additional END-POINTS Object-Types in Section 6.5 ("PCEP Objects") of this document. 3.5. Reply Message Format The PCRep message is encoded as follows using RBNF as defined in [RFC5511]. Below is the message format for the reply message: <PCRep Message>::= <Common Header> <response-list> where: <response-list>::=<response>[<response-list>] <response>::=<RP> [<end-point-path-pair-list>] [<NO-PATH>] [<UNREACH-DESTINATION>] [<attribute-list>] <end-point-path-pair-list>::= [<END-POINTS>]<path>[<end-point-path-pair-list>] <path> ::= (<ERO>|<SERO>) [<path>] where: <attribute-list>::=[<OF>] [<LSPA>] [<BANDWIDTH>] [<metric-list>] [<IRO>]
EID 4868 (Verified) is as follows:

Section: 3.5

Original Text:

          <PCRep Message>::= <Common Header>
                                <response>
          <response>::=<RP>
                          [<end-point-path-pair-list>]
                          [<NO-PATH>]
                          [<attribute-list>]

        where:

           <end-point-path-pair-list>::=
                   [<END-POINTS>]<path>[<end-point-path-pair-list>]

          <path> ::= (<ERO>|<SERO>) [<path>]

          <attribute-list>::=[<OF>]
                               [<LSPA>]
                               [<BANDWIDTH>]
                               [<metric-list>]
                               [<IRO>]

Corrected Text:

          <PCRep Message>::= <Common Header>
                             <response-list>

          where:

              <response-list>::=<response>[<response-list>]

              <response>::=<RP>
                         [<end-point-path-pair-list>]
                        [<NO-PATH>]
                        [<UNREACH-DESTINATION>]
                        [<attribute-list>]

              <end-point-path-pair-list>::=
                      [<END-POINTS>]<path>[<end-point-path-pair-list>]

              <path> ::= (<ERO>|<SERO>) [<path>]

          where:

              <attribute-list>::=[<OF>]
                                 [<LSPA>]
                                 [<BANDWIDTH>]
                                 [<metric-list>]
                                 [<IRO>]
Notes:
o Update the RBNF for Reply message format:

* Update PCEP allows for the bundling of multiple path computation
responses within a single Path Computation Reply (PCRep) message.

* Update UNREACH-DESTINATION in PCRep message. This object was
missed in [RFC6006].

Refer: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-palleti-pce-rfc6006bis/?include_text=1
Figure 4. The Message Format for the Reply Message The optional END-POINTS object in the reply message is used to specify which paths are removed, changed, not changed, or added for the request. The path is only needed for the end points that are added or changed. If the E-bit (ERO-Compress bit) was set to 1 in the request, then the path will be formed by an ERO followed by a list of SEROs. Note that we preserve compatibility with the [RFC5440] definition of <response> and the optional <end-point-path-pair-list> and <path>. 3.6. P2MP Objective Functions and Metric Types 3.6.1. New Objective Functions Six objective functions have been defined in [RFC5541] for P2P path computation. This document defines two additional objective functions -- namely, SPT (Shortest Path Tree) and MCT (Minimum Cost Tree) that apply to P2MP path computation. Hence two new objective function codes have to be defined. The description of the two new objective functions is as follows. Objective Function Code: 7 Name: Shortest Path Tree (SPT) Description: Minimize the maximum source-to-leaf cost with respect to a specific metric or to the TE metric used as the default metric when the metric is not specified (e.g., TE or IGP metric). Objective Function Code: 8 Name: Minimum Cost Tree (MCT) Description: Minimize the total cost of the tree, that is the sum of the costs of tree links, with respect to a specific metric or to the TE metric used as the default metric when the metric is not specified. Processing these two new objective functions is subject to the rules defined in [RFC5541]. 3.6.2. New Metric Object Types There are three types defined for the <METRIC> object in [RFC5440] -- namely, the IGP metric, the TE metric, and the hop count metric. This document defines three additional types for the <METRIC> object: the P2MP IGP metric, the P2MP TE metric, and the P2MP hop count metric. They encode the sum of the metrics of all links of the tree. We propose the following values for these new metric types: o P2MP IGP metric: T=8 o P2MP TE metric: T=9 o P2MP hop count metric: T=10 3.7. Non-Support of P2MP Path Computation o If a PCE receives a P2MP path request and it understands the P2MP flag in the RP object, but the PCE is not capable of P2MP computation, the PCE MUST send a PCErr message with a PCEP-ERROR object and corresponding Error-Value. The request MUST then be cancelled at the PCC. New Error-Types and Error-Values are requested in Section 6 ("IANA Considerations") of this document. o If the PCE does not understand the P2MP flag in the RP object, then the PCE MUST send a PCErr message with Error-value=2 (capability not supported). 3.8. Non-Support by Back-Level PCE Implementations If a PCE receives a P2MP request and the PCE does not understand the P2MP flag in the RP object, and therefore the PCEP P2MP extensions, then the PCE SHOULD reject the request. 3.9. P2MP TE Path Reoptimization Request A reoptimization request for a P2MP TE path is specified by the use of the R-bit within the RP object as defined in [RFC5440] and is similar to the reoptimization request for a P2P TE path. The only difference is that the user MUST insert the list of RROs and SRROs after each type of END-POINTS in the PCReq message, as described in the "Request Message Format" section (Section 3.4) of this document. An example of a reoptimization request and subsequent PCReq message is described below: Common Header RP with P2MP flag/R-bit set END-POINTS for leaf type 3 RRO list OF (optional) Figure 5. PCReq Message Example 1 for Optimization In this example, we request reoptimization of the path to all leaves without adding or pruning leaves. The reoptimization request would use an END-POINT type 3. The RRO list would represent the P2MP LSP before the optimization, and the modifiable path leaves would be indicated in the END-POINTS object. It is also possible to specify distinct leaves whose path cannot be modified. An example of the PCReq message in this scenario would be: Common Header RP with P2MP flag/R-bit set END-POINTS for leaf type 3 RRO list END-POINTS for leaf type 4 RRO list OF (optional) Figure 6. PCReq Message Example 2 for Optimization 3.10. Adding and Pruning Leaves to/from the P2MP Tree When adding new leaves to or removing old leaves from the existing P2MP tree, by supplying a list of existing leaves, it SHOULD be possible to optimize the existing P2MP tree. This section explains the methods for adding new leaves to or removing old leaves from the existing P2MP tree. To add new leaves, the user MUST build a P2MP request using END- POINTS with leaf type 1. To remove old leaves, the user must build a P2MP request using END- POINTS with leaf type 2. If no type-2 END-POINTS exist, then the PCE MUST send an error type 17, value=1: The PCE is not capable of satisfying the request due to no END-POINTS with leaf type 2. When adding new leaves to or removing old leaves from the existing P2MP tree, the PCC must also provide the list of old leaves, if any, including END-POINTS with leaf type 3, leaf type 4, or both. New PCEP-ERROR objects and types are necessary for reporting when certain conditions are not satisfied (i.e., when there are no END-POINTS with leaf type 3 or 4, or in the presence of END-POINTS with leaf type 1 or 2). A generic "Inconsistent END-POINT" error will be used if a PCC receives a request that has an inconsistent END-POINT (i.e., if a leaf specified as type 1 already exists). These IANA assignments are documented in Section 6.6 ("PCEP-ERROR Objects and Types") of this document. For old leaves, the user MUST provide the old path as a list of RROs that immediately follows each END-POINTS object. This document specifies error values when specific conditions are not satisfied. The following examples demonstrate full and partial reoptimization of existing P2MP LSPs: Case 1: Adding leaves with full reoptimization of existing paths Common Header RP with P2MP flag/R-bit set END-POINTS for leaf type 1 RRO list END-POINTS for leaf type 3 RRO list OF (optional) Case 2: Adding leaves with partial reoptimization of existing paths Common Header RP with P2MP flag/R-bit set END-POINTS for leaf type 1 END-POINTS for leaf type 3 RRO list END-POINTS for leaf type 4 RRO list OF (optional) Case 3: Adding leaves without reoptimization of existing paths Common Header RP with P2MP flag/R-bit set END-POINTS for leaf type 1 RRO list END-POINTS for leaf type 4 RRO list OF (optional) Case 4: Pruning Leaves with full reoptimization of existing paths Common Header RP with P2MP flag/R-bit set END-POINTS for leaf type 2 RRO list END-POINTS for leaf type 3 RRO list OF (optional) Case 5: Pruning leaves with partial reoptimization of existing paths Common Header RP with P2MP flag/R-bit set END-POINTS for leaf type 2 RRO list END-POINTS for leaf type 3 RRO list END-POINTS for leaf type 4 RRO list OF (optional) Case 6: Pruning leaves without reoptimization of existing paths Common Header RP with P2MP flag/R-bit set END-POINTS for leaf type 2 RRO list END-POINTS for leaf type 4 RRO list OF (optional) Case 7: Adding and pruning leaves with full reoptimization of existing paths Common Header RP with P2MP flag/R-bit set END-POINTS for leaf type 1 END-POINTS for leaf type 2 RRO list END-POINTS for leaf type 3 RRO list OF (optional) Case 8: Adding and pruning leaves with partial reoptimization of existing paths Common Header RP with P2MP flag/R-bit set END-POINTS for leaf type 1 END-POINTS for leaf type 2 RRO list END-POINTS for leaf type 3 RRO list END-POINTS for leaf type 4 RRO list OF (optional) Case 9: Adding and pruning leaves without reoptimization of existing paths Common Header RP with P2MP flag/R-bit set END-POINTS for leaf type 1 END-POINTS for leaf type 2 RRO list END-POINTS for leaf type 4 RRO list OF (optional) 3.11. Discovering Branch Nodes Before computing the P2MP path, a PCE may need to be provided means to know which nodes in the network are capable of acting as branch LSRs. A PCE can discover such capabilities by using the mechanisms defined in [RFC5073]. 3.11.1. Branch Node Object The PCC can specify a list of nodes that can be used as branch nodes or a list of nodes that cannot be used as branch nodes by using the Branch Node Capability (BNC) Object. The BNC Object has the same format as the Include Route Object (IRO) defined in [RFC5440], except that it only supports IPv4 and IPv6 prefix sub-objects. Two Object- types are also defined: o Branch node list: List of nodes that can be used as branch nodes. o Non-branch node list: List of nodes that cannot be used as branch nodes. The object can only be carried in a PCReq message. A Path Request may carry at most one Branch Node Object. The Object-Class and Object-types have been allocated by IANA. The IANA assignment is documented in Section 6.5 ("PCEP Objects"). 3.12. Synchronization of P2MP TE Path Computation Requests There are cases when multiple P2MP LSPs' computations need to be synchronized. For example, one P2MP LSP is the designated backup of another P2MP LSP. In this case, path diversity for these dependent LSPs may need to be considered during the path computation. The synchronization can be done by using the existing Synchronization VECtor (SVEC) functionality defined in [RFC5440]. An example of synchronizing two P2MP LSPs, each having two leaves for Path Computation Request Messages, is illustrated below: Common Header SVEC for sync of LSP1 and LSP2 OF (optional) END-POINTS1 for P2MP RRO1 list END-POINTS2 for P2MP RRO2 list Figure 7. PCReq Message Example for Synchronization This specification also defines two new flags to the SVEC Object Flag Field for P2MP path dependent computation requests. The first new flag is to allow the PCC to request that the PCE should compute a secondary P2MP path tree with partial path diversity for specific leaves or a specific S2L sub-path to the primary P2MP path tree. The second flag, would allow the PCC to request that partial paths should be link direction diverse. The following flags are added to the SVEC object body in this document: o P (Partial Path Diverse bit - 1 bit): When set, this would indicate a request for path diversity for a specific leaf, a set of leaves, or all leaves. o D (Link Direction Diverse bit - 1 bit): When set, this would indicate a request that a partial path or paths should be link direction diverse. The IANA assignment is referenced in Section 6.8 of this document. 3.13. Request and Response Fragmentation The total PCEP message length, including the common header, is 16 bytes. In certain scenarios the P2MP computation request may not fit into a single request or response message. For example, if a tree has many hundreds or thousands of leaves, then the request or response may need to be fragmented into multiple messages. The F-bit has been outlined in "The Extension of the RP Object" (Section 3.3.1) of this document. The F-bit is used in the RP object header to signal that the initial request or response was too large to fit into a single message and will be fragmented into multiple messages. In order to identify the single request or response, each message will use the same request ID. 3.13.1. Request Fragmentation Procedure If the initial request is too large to fit into a single request message, the PCC will split the request over multiple messages. Each message sent to the PCE, except the last one, will have the F-bit set in the RP object to signify that the request has been fragmented into multiple messages. In order to identify that a series of request messages represents a single request, each message will use the same request ID. The assumption is that request messages are reliably delivered and in sequence, since PCEP relies on TCP. 3.13.2. Response Fragmentation Procedure Once the PCE computes a path based on the initial request, a response is sent back to the PCC. If the response is too large to fit into a single response message, the PCE will split the response over multiple messages. Each message sent by the PCE, except the last one, will have the F-bit set in the RP object to signify that the response has been fragmented into multiple messages. In order to
EID 3819 (Verified) is as follows:

Section: 3.13.2

Original Text:

Each message sent to the PCE, except the last
one, will have the F-bit set in the RP object to signify that the
response has been fragmented into multiple messages.

Corrected Text:

Each message sent by the PCE, except the last
one, will have the F-bit set in the RP object to signify that the
response has been fragmented into multiple messages.
Notes:
This section is about response, and response messages are sent *by* the PCE.
identify that a series of response messages represents a single response, each message will use the same response ID. Again, the assumption is that response messages are reliably delivered and in sequence, since PCEP relies on TCP. 3.13.3. Fragmentation Examples The following example illustrates the PCC sending a request message with Req-ID1 to the PCE, in order to add one leaf to an existing tree with 1200 leaves. The assumption used for this example is that one request message can hold up to 800 leaves. In this scenario, the original single message needs to be fragmented and sent using two smaller messages, which have the Req-ID1 specified in the RP object, and with the F-bit set on the first message, and cleared on the second message. Common Header RP1 with Req-ID1 and P2MP=1 and F-bit=1 OF (optional) END-POINTS1 for P2MP RRO1 list Common Header RP2 with Req-ID1 and P2MP=1 and F-bit=0 OF (optional) END-POINTS1 for P2MP RRO1 list Figure 8. PCReq Message Fragmentation Example To handle a scenario where the last fragmented message piece is lost, the receiver side of the fragmented message may start a timer once it receives the first piece of the fragmented message. When the timer expires and it has not received the last piece of the fragmented message, it should send an error message to the sender to signal that it has received an incomplete message. The relevant error message is documented in Section 3.15 ("P2MP PCEP-ERROR Objects and Types"). 3.14. UNREACH-DESTINATION Object The PCE path computation request may fail because all or a subset of the destinations are unreachable. In such a case, the UNREACH-DESTINATION object allows the PCE to optionally specify the list of unreachable destinations. This object can be present in PCRep messages. There can be up to one such object per RP. The following UNREACH-DESTINATION objects will be required: UNREACH-DESTINATION Object-Class is 28. UNREACH-DESTINATION Object-Type for IPv4 is 1. UNREACH-DESTINATION Object-Type for IPv6 is 2. The format of the UNREACH-DESTINATION object body for IPv4 (Object- Type=1) is 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 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | Destination IPv4 address | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ ~ ... ~ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | Destination IPv4 address | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ Figure 9. UNREACH-DESTINATION Object Body for IPv4 The format of the UNREACH-DESTINATION object body for IPv6 (Object- Type=2) is 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 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | | | Destination IPv6 address (16 bytes) | | | | | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ ~ ... ~ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | | | Destination IPv6 address (16 bytes) | | | | | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ Figure 10. UNREACH-DESTINATION Object Body for IPv6 3.15. P2MP PCEP-ERROR Objects and Types To indicate an error associated with policy violation, a new error value "P2MP Path computation not allowed" should be added to the existing error code for policy violation (Error-Type=5) as defined in [RFC5440]: Error-Type=5; Error-Value=7: if a PCE receives a P2MP path computation request that is not compliant with administrative privileges (i.e., "The PCE policy does not support P2MP path computation"), the PCE MUST send a PCErr message with a PCEP-ERROR object (Error-Type=5) and an Error-Value (Error-Value=7). The corresponding P2MP path computation request MUST also be cancelled. To indicate capability errors associated with the P2MP path request, a new Error-Type (16) and subsequent error-values are defined as follows for inclusion in the PCEP-ERROR object: Error-Type=16; Error-Value=1: if a PCE receives a P2MP path request and the PCE is not capable of satisfying the request due to insufficient memory, the PCE MUST send a PCErr message with a PCEP- ERROR object (Error-Type=16) and an Error-Value (Error-Value=1). The corresponding P2MP path computation request MUST also be cancelled. Error-Type=16; Error-Value=2: if a PCE receives a P2MP path request and the PCE is not capable of P2MP computation, the PCE MUST send a PCErr message with a PCEP-ERROR object (Error-Type=16) and an Error- Value (Error-Value=2). The corresponding P2MP path computation request MUST also be cancelled. To indicate P2MP message fragmentation errors associated with a P2MP path request, a new Error-Type (18) and subsequent error-values are defined as follows for inclusion in the PCEP-ERROR object:
EID 3830 (Verified) is as follows:

Section: 3.15

Original Text:

To indicate P2MP message fragmentation errors associated with a P2MP
path request, a new Error-Type (17) and subsequent error-values are
defined as follows for inclusion in the PCEP-ERROR object:

Corrected Text:

To indicate P2MP message fragmentation errors associated with a P2MP
path request, a new Error-Type (18) and subsequent error-values are
defined as follows for inclusion in the PCEP-ERROR object:
Notes:
17 P2MP END-POINTS Error
18 P2MP Fragmentation Error

It should be 18 in this statement
Error-Type=18; Error-Value=1: if a PCE has not received the last piece of the fragmented message, it should send an error message to the sender to signal that it has received an incomplete message (i.e., "Fragmented request failure"). The PCE MUST send a PCErr message with a PCEP-ERROR object (Error-Type=18) and an Error-Value (Error-Value=1). 3.16. PCEP NO-PATH Indicator To communicate the reasons for not being able to find P2MP path computation, the NO-PATH object can be used in the PCRep message. One new bit is defined in the NO-PATH-VECTOR TLV carried in the NO-PATH Object: bit 24: when set, the PCE indicates that there is a reachability problem with all or a subset of the P2MP destinations. Optionally, the PCE can specify the destination or list of destinations that are not reachable using the new UNREACH-DESTINATION object defined in Section 3.14. 4. Manageability Considerations [RFC5862] describes various manageability requirements in support of P2MP path computation when applying PCEP. This section describes how manageability requirements mentioned in [RFC5862] are supported in the context of PCEP extensions specified in this document. Note that [RFC5440] describes various manageability considerations in PCEP, and most of the manageability requirements mentioned in [RFC5862] are already covered there. 4.1. Control of Function and Policy In addition to PCE configuration parameters listed in [RFC5440], the following additional parameters might be required: o The ability to enable or disable P2MP path computations on the PCE. o The PCE may be configured to enable or disable the advertisement of its P2MP path computation capability. A PCE can advertise its P2MP capability via the IGP discovery mechanism discussed in Section 3.1.1 ("P2MP Computation TLV in the Existing PCE Discovery Protocol"), or during the Open Message Exchange discussed in Section 3.1.2 ("Open Message Extension"). 4.2. Information and Data Models A number of MIB objects have been defined for general PCEP control and monitoring of P2P computations in [PCEP-MIB]. [RFC5862] specifies that MIB objects will be required to support the control and monitoring of the protocol extensions defined in this document. A new document will be required to define MIB objects for PCEP control and monitoring of P2MP computations. 4.3. Liveness Detection and Monitoring There are no additional considerations beyond those expressed in [RFC5440], since [RFC5862] does not address any additional requirements. 4.4. Verifying Correct Operation There are no additional requirements beyond those expressed in [RFC4657] for verifying the correct operation of the PCEP sessions. It is expected that future MIB objects will facilitate verification of correct operation and reporting of P2MP PCEP requests, responses, and errors. 4.5. Requirements for Other Protocols and Functional Components The method for the PCE to obtain information about a PCE capable of P2MP path computations via OSPF and IS-IS is discussed in Section 3.1.1 ("P2MP Computation TLV in the Existing PCE Discovery Protocol") of this document. The subsequent IANA assignments are documented in Section 6.9 ("OSPF PCE Capability Flag") of this document. 4.6. Impact on Network Operation It is expected that the use of PCEP extensions specified in this document will not significantly increase the level of operational traffic. However, computing a P2MP tree may require more PCE state compared to a P2P computation. In the event of a major network failure and multiple recovery P2MP tree computation requests being sent to the PCE, the load on the PCE may also be significantly increased. 5. Security Considerations As described in [RFC5862], P2MP path computation requests are more CPU-intensive and also utilize more link bandwidth. In the event of an unauthorized P2MP path computation request, or a denial of service attack, the subsequent PCEP requests and processing may be disruptive to the network. Consequently, it is important that implementations conform to the relevant security requirements of [RFC5440] that specifically help to minimize or negate unauthorized P2MP path computation requests and denial of service attacks. These mechanisms include: o Securing the PCEP session requests and responses using TCP security techniques (Section 10.2 of [RFC5440]). o Authenticating the PCEP requests and responses to ensure the message is intact and sent from an authorized node (Section 10.3 of [RFC5440]). o Providing policy control by explicitly defining which PCCs, via IP access-lists, are allowed to send P2MP path requests to the PCE (Section 10.6 of [RFC5440]). PCEP operates over TCP, so it is also important to secure the PCE and PCC against TCP denial of service attacks. Section 10.7.1 of [RFC5440] outlines a number of mechanisms for minimizing the risk of TCP based denial of service attacks against PCEs and PCCs. PCEP implementations SHOULD consider the additional security provided by the TCP Authentication Option (TCP-AO) [RFC5925]. 6. IANA Considerations IANA maintains a registry of PCEP parameters. A number of IANA considerations have been highlighted in previous sections of this document. IANA has made the following allocations. 6.1. PCEP TLV Type Indicators As described in Section 3.1.2., the newly defined P2MP capability TLV allows the PCE to advertise its P2MP path computation capability. IANA has made the following allocation from the "PCEP TLV Type Indicators" sub-registry. Value Description Reference 6 P2MP capable RFC 6006 6.2. Request Parameter Bit Flags As described in Section 3.3.1, three new RP Object Flags have been defined. IANA has made the following allocations from the PCEP "RP Object Flag Field" sub-registry: Bit Description Reference 18 Fragmentation (F-bit) RFC 6006 19 P2MP (N-bit) RFC 6006 20 ERO-compression (E-bit) RFC 6006 6.3. Objective Functions As described in Section 3.6.1, two new Objective Functions have been defined. IANA has made the following allocations from the PCEP "Objective Function" sub-registry: Code Point Name Reference 7 SPT RFC 6006 8 MCT RFC 6006 6.4. Metric Object Types As described in Section 3.6.2, three new metric object T fields have been defined. IANA has made the following allocations from the PCEP "METRIC Object T Field" sub-registry: Value Description Reference 8 P2MP IGP metric RFC 6006 9 P2MP TE metric RFC 6006 10 P2MP hop count metric RFC 6006 6.5. PCEP Objects As discussed in Section 3.3.2, two new END-POINTS Object-Types are defined. IANA has made the following Object-Type allocations from the "PCEP Objects" sub-registry: Object-Class Value 4 Name END-POINTS Object-Type 3: IPv4 4: IPv6 5-15: Unassigned Reference RFC 6006 As described in Section 3.2, Section 3.11.1, and Section 3.14, four PCEP Object-Classes and six PCEP Object-Types have been defined. IANA has made the following allocations from the "PCEP Objects" sub- registry: Object-Class Value 28 Name UNREACH-DESTINATION Object-Type 1: IPv4 2: IPv6 3-15: Unassigned Reference RFC 6006 Object-Class Value 29 Name SERO Object-Type 1: SERO 2-15: Unassigned Reference RFC 6006 Object-Class Value 30 Name SRRO Object-Type 1: SRRO 2-15: Unassigned Reference RFC 6006 Object-Class Value 31 Name Branch Node Capability Object Object-Type 1: Branch node list 2: Non-branch node list 3-15: Unassigned Reference RFC 6006 6.6. PCEP-ERROR Objects and Types As described in Section 3.15, a number of new PCEP-ERROR Object Error Types and Values have been defined. IANA has made the following allocations from the PCEP "PCEP-ERROR Object Error Types and Values" sub-registry: Error Type Meaning Reference 5 Policy violation Error-value=7: RFC 6006 P2MP Path computation is not allowed 16 P2MP Capability Error Error-Value=0: Unassigned RFC 6006 Error-Value=1: RFC 6006 The PCE is not capable to satisfy the request due to insufficient memory Error-Value=2: RFC 6006 The PCE is not capable of P2MP computation 17 P2MP END-POINTS Error Error-Value=0: Unassigned RFC 6006 Error-Value=1: RFC 6006 The PCE is not capable to satisfy the request due to no END-POINTS with leaf type 2 Error-Value=2: RFC 6006 The PCE is not capable to satisfy the request due to no END-POINTS with leaf type 3 Error-Value=3: RFC 6006 The PCE is not capable to satisfy the request due to no END-POINTS with leaf type 4 Error-Value=4: RFC 6006 The PCE is not capable to satisfy the request due to inconsistent END-POINTS 18 P2MP Fragmentation Error Error-Value=0: Unassigned RFC 6006 Error-Value=1: RFC 6006 Fragmented request failure 6.7. PCEP NO-PATH Indicator As discussed in Section 3.16, a new NO-PATH-VECTOR TLV Flag Field has been defined. IANA has made the following allocation from the PCEP "NO-PATH-VECTOR TLV Flag Field" sub-registry: Bit Description Reference 24 P2MP Reachability Problem RFC 6006 6.8. SVEC Object Flag As discussed in Section 3.12, two new SVEC Object Flags are defined. IANA has made the following allocation from the PCEP "SVEC Object Flag Field" sub-registry: Bit Description Reference 19 Partial Path Diverse RFC 6006 20 Link Direction Diverse RFC 6006 6.9. OSPF PCE Capability Flag As discussed in Section 3.1.1, a new OSPF Capability Flag is defined to indicate P2MP path computation capability. IANA has made the following assignment from the OSPF Parameters "Path Computation Element (PCE) Capability Flags" registry: Bit Description Reference 10 P2MP path computation RFC 6006 7. Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank Adrian Farrel, Young Lee, Dan Tappan, Autumn Liu, Huaimo Chen, Eiji Okim, Nick Neate, Suresh Babu K, Dhruv Dhody, Udayasree Palle, Gaurav Agrawal, Vishwas Manral, Dan Romascanu, Tim Polk, Stewart Bryant, David Harrington, and Sean Turner for their valuable comments and input on this document. 8. References 8.1. Normative References [RFC2119] Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997. [RFC3209] Awduche, D., Berger, L., Gan, D., Li, T., Srinivasan, V., and G. Swallow, "RSVP-TE: Extensions to RSVP for LSP Tunnels", RFC 3209, December 2001. [RFC3473] Berger, L., Ed., "Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) Signaling Resource ReserVation Protocol-Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE) Extensions", RFC 3473, January 2003. [RFC4873] Berger, L., Bryskin, I., Papadimitriou, D., and A. Farrel, "GMPLS Segment Recovery", RFC 4873, May 2007. [RFC4875] Aggarwal, R., Ed., Papadimitriou, D., Ed., and 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. [RFC4970] Lindem, A., Ed., Shen, N., Vasseur, JP., Aggarwal, R., and S. Shaffer, "Extensions to OSPF for Advertising Optional Router Capabilities", RFC 4970, July 2007. [RFC5073] Vasseur, J., Ed., and J. Le Roux, Ed., "IGP Routing Protocol Extensions for Discovery of Traffic Engineering Node Capabilities", RFC 5073, December 2007. [RFC5088] Le Roux, JL., Ed., Vasseur, JP., Ed., Ikejiri, Y., and R. Zhang, "OSPF Protocol Extensions for Path Computation Element (PCE) Discovery", RFC 5088, January 2008. [RFC5089] Le Roux, JL., Ed., Vasseur, JP., Ed., Ikejiri, Y., and R. Zhang, "IS-IS Protocol Extensions for Path Computation Element (PCE) Discovery", RFC 5089, January 2008. [RFC5511] Farrel, A., "Routing Backus-Naur Form (RBNF): A Syntax Used to Form Encoding Rules in Various Routing Protocol Specifications", RFC 5511, April 2009. [RFC5440] Vasseur, JP., Ed., and JL. Le Roux, Ed., "Path Computation Element (PCE) Communication Protocol (PCEP)", RFC 5440, March 2009. [RFC5541] Le Roux, JL., Vasseur, JP., and Y. Lee, "Encoding of Objective Functions in the Path Computation Element Communication Protocol (PCEP)", RFC 5541, June 2009. 8.2. Informative References [RFC4655] Farrel, A., Vasseur, J.-P., and J. Ash, "A Path Computation Element (PCE)-Based Architecture", RFC 4655, August 2006. [RFC4657] Ash, J., Ed., and J. Le Roux, Ed., "Path Computation Element (PCE) Communication Protocol Generic Requirements", RFC 4657, September 2006. [RFC5671] Yasukawa, S. and A. Farrel, Ed., "Applicability of the Path Computation Element (PCE) to Point-to-Multipoint (P2MP) MPLS and GMPLS Traffic Engineering (TE)", RFC 5671, October 2009. [RFC5862] Yasukawa, S. and A. Farrel, "Path Computation Clients (PCC) - Path Computation Element (PCE) Requirements for Point-to-Multipoint MPLS-TE", RFC 5862, June 2010. [RFC5925] Touch, J., Mankin, A., and R. Bonica, "The TCP Authentication Option", RFC 5925, June 2010. [PCEP-MIB] Koushik, K., Stephan, E., Zhao, Q., and D. King, "PCE communication protocol (PCEP) Management Information Base", Work in Progress, July 2010. Contributors Jean-Louis Le Roux France Telecom 2, Avenue Pierre-Marzin 22307 Lannion Cedex France EMail: jeanlouis.leroux@orange-ftgroup.com Mohamad Chaitou France EMail: mohamad.chaitou@gmail.com Authors' Addresses Quintin Zhao (editor) Huawei Technology 125 Nagog Technology Park Acton, MA 01719 US EMail: qzhao@huawei.com Daniel King (editor) Old Dog Consulting UK EMail: daniel@olddog.co.uk Fabien Verhaeghe Thales Communication France 160 Bd Valmy 92700 Colombes France EMail: fabien.verhaeghe@gmail.com Tomonori Takeda NTT Corporation 3-9-11, Midori-Cho Musashino-Shi, Tokyo 180-8585 Japan EMail: takeda.tomonori@lab.ntt.co.jp Zafar Ali Cisco Systems, Inc. 2000 Innovation Drive Kanata, Ontario K2K 3E8 Canada EMail: zali@cisco.com Julien Meuric France Telecom 2, Avenue Pierre-Marzin 22307 Lannion Cedex France EMail: julien.meuric@orange-ftgroup.com