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PWE3Pseudo Wire Edge to Edge Emulation
PWE3Pseudo-Wire Emulation Edge to Edge
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The IETF's (Internet Engineering Task Force) PWE3 (pseudo-wire emulation edge-to-edge) working group has drafted a set of proposals for transparently tunneling Layer 2 traffic, such as Ethernet, across IP or MPLS (multi-protocol label switching)-based packet-switched networks by creating virtual LAN connections, called pseudo-wire connections.