Link Management Protocol (LMP) Evaluation for SDH/Sonet

  • P. U. Recio
  • P. Rauch
  • K. Espinosa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3124)


Next generation optical networks will operate under a common control plane, called Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS), which simplifies network management and operation of equipment that switches in either packet, time, wavelength or fiber domain. Link Management Protocol (LMP) is a new internet-draft protocol and represents a fundamental member of the GMPLS protocol family. LMP runs between adjacent nodes and eases the provisioning of bearer links. An LMP protocol machine has been created in order to evaluate the LMP protocol itself as well as to extract performance conclusions in network scenarios. This LMP protocol machine was designed for the Lucent Technologies LambdaUnite® MultiService Switch (MSS). The application is distributed on a bi-processor host according to the Half Object Plus Protocol (HOPP) design pattern. A critic about several improvable aspects of the LMP specifications has been made. This paper is exclusively focused on LMP from the SDH/Sonet point of view.


Data Link Internet Engineer Task Force Traffic Engineer Dense Wavelength Division Multiplex Simple Network Management Protocol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. U. Recio
    • 1
  • P. Rauch
    • 2
  • K. Espinosa
    • 3
  1. 1.Lucent Technologies Network System GmbH (Diploma Thesis)BilbaoSpain
  2. 2.Lucent Technologies Network Systems GmbHNurembergGermany
  3. 3.Dpto. de Electrónica y Telecomunicaciones AldaUniversity of the Basque CountryBilbaoSpain

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