This chapter covers the following topics:
The Layer 2 VPN architectures that have been discussed in this book so far share one common characteristic: They provide only point-to-point connectivity.
Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), on the other hand, is a Layer 2 VPN architecture that was built for multipoint connectivity and has broadcast capability.
Like other Layer 2 VPN architectures, customer edge (CE) routers are connected through provider edge (PE) routers and pseudowires, but they no longer have the point-to-point peering relationship. Instead, VPLS enables CE routers to communicate with one another as if they were ...