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virtual private wire service (VPWS)

Ethernet services are distinguished between point-to-point and point-to-multipoint services. The EthernetserviceVirtual Private Wire Service (VPWS) is a user-side point-to-point connection via Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and IP networks.

In VPWS service, the service provider's network emulates various connections between users over an MPLS tunnel.

The VPWS service is also known as Pseudowire Emulation Edge-to-Edge (PWE3) and is provided as part of the IETF's Virtual Private Networks (VPN) activities at the link layer.

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Englisch: virtual private wire service - VPWS
Updated at: 16.05.2011
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